George B. Mcclellan
The Young Napoleon
By (author) Stephen W. Sears
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George B. Mcclellan by Stephen W. Sears
Book DescriptionBy age 35, General George B. McClellan (1826--1885), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies. He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe, and fought the longest and largest campaign of the time as well as the single bloodiest battle in the nation's history. Yet, he also wasted two supreme opportunities to bring the Civil War to a decisive conclusion. In 1864 he challenged Abraham Lincoln as the Democratic candidate for the presidency. Neither an indictment nor an apologia, this biography draws entirely on primary sources to create a splendidly incisive portrait of this charismatic, controversial general who, for the first eighteen months of the conflict, held the fate of the union in his unsteady hands.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306809132
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen W. Sears
Lincoln's Generals, Paperback (September 2010)
Originally published: New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
To the Gates of Richmond, Paperback (April 2002)
The first full-length account ever written of the Peninsula Campaign of 1862--the largest military offensive of the Civil War. The campaign was Union General George McClellan's grand scheme to advance up the Virginia Peninsula and destroy the Rebel army in its own capital. But his plans fell apart at the gates of Richmond.
Controversies & Commanders, Paperback (March 2001)» View all books by Stephen W. Sears
A renowned historian weaves an intricate and fascinating tapestry of the people and events that influenced the Civil War, from Professor Lowe's reconnaissance balloons to the looting of Fredricksburg to the infamous General Dan Sickels who shot his wife's lover outside the White House. Reprint.
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Author Biography - Stephen W. Sears
Stephen W. Sears is the author of The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam, To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign, and Chancellorsville. He lives in Connecticut.
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