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Tried by War


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James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize, For Cause and Comrades, which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize, and Crossroads of Freedom. He lives in Princeton, NJ.


Pulitzerr Prize-winning Civil War historian McPherson (Battle Cry of Freedom) concentrates here on Lincoln's performance as a largely self-taught military strategist. Obier Award-winning actor/narrator George Guidall's performance is expressive, straightforward, persuasive, and lucid; he fades into the background so that listeners are carried along by the tale without entirely realizing his role in directing the journey. Highly recommended for history collections in public and academic libraries. [Audio clip available through; the Penguin hc received a starred review, LJ 9/1/08; February 12 marks the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth.-Ed.]-Don Wismer, formerly with Cary Memorial Lib., Wayne, ME Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

"Few historians write as well as McPherson, and none evoke the sound of battle with greater clarity. . . . McPherson draws on almost fifty years of research to present a cogent and concise narrative of how Lincoln, working against enormous odds, saved the United States of America."
-Jean Edward Smith, "The New York Times Book Review"

"It is hard to do justice in a short review to how convincingly and compellingly McPherson narrates Lincoln's simultaneous mastery of the political, strategic and moral challenge of his historical moment."
-Tim Rutten, "Los Angeles Times"

"Masterful. . . . Destined to become a classic."
-Jay Winik, "The Boston Globe"

"The definitive portrait of Lincoln as war leader."
-"The Washington Post"

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