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No American president has enjoyed as intimate a relationship with the soldiers in his army as did the man they called "Father Abraham." In Lincoln's Men, historian William C. Davis draws on thousands of unpublished letters and diaries -- the voices of the volunteers -- to tell the hidden story of how a new and untested president became "Father" throughout both the army and the North as a whole. How did Lincoln inspire the faith and courage of so many shattered men, as they wandered the inferno of Shiloh or were entrenched in the siege of Vicksburg? Why did soldiers visiting Washington feel free to stroll into the White House as if it were their own home? In this through and authoritative work, Davis removes layers of mythmaking to recapture the real moods and feelings of an army facing one of history's bloodiest conflicts. Lincoln's Men casts a new light on our most famous president and on America's revolution -- on our country's father and its rebirth.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780684862941
ISBN-10: 0684862948
Format: Paperback
(214mm x 139mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Touchstone
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 22-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William C. Davis

William C. Davis has authored more than twenty-five books on the Civil War, including Jefferson Davis, Breckinridge, "A Government of Our Own": The Making of the Confederacy, and Three Roads to the Alamo. He lives in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

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