Decided on the battlefield : Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the election of 1864 / David Alan Johnson

Author(s): Johnson, David, 1950-
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Subjects: Presidents--United States--Election--1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: 319 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: ch. 1 . Generals and Politicians 7
Two Friends and a Grand Strategy 7
Copperheads and Radicals 17
A Real General 26
ch. 2 . Campaigns Beginning 43
No Turning Back 43
Two Ignorant Backwoods Lawyers 60
Twisting and Turning 75
ch. 3 . Ominous Roads Ahead 83
Missed Opportunities 83
Political Suicide 94
A Real War Leader 99
ch. 4 . Summer of Disappointments 105
So Damn Far 105
Withered Hopes 120
Beaten Out of Sight 132
ch. 5 . Natural Military Consequences 137
Damn the Torpedoes! 137
Little Phil 147
With a Bulldog Grip 153
Too Impatient for a Siege 160
This Administration Will Not Be Re-Elected 165
ch. 6 . Turning the Tide 169
Four Years of Misrule 169
The Most Gigantic Undertaking 183
Whirling through Winchester 196
ch. 7 . The Game of All or Nothing 205
Election Nerves 205
Politics and Strategy 210
Sheridan's Ride 213
For This Approval of the People 222
ch. 8 . The Next Four Years 233
Let Èm Up Easy 233
To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds 249
Epilogue: Never Dead 261
Acknowledgments 281
Notes 283
Index 301
Notes: LCCN: 2011039394
ISBN: 9781616145095 (hbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1616145099 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Generals and politicians -- Campaigns beginning -- Ominous roads ahead -- Summer of disappointments -- Natural military consequences -- Turning the tide -- The game of all or nothing -- The next four years -- Never dead
OCLC Number: 726821385
ISBN/ISSN: 9781616145095
1616145099