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Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the Radicals

Essays on Civil War Leadership

introduction by Joseph T. Glatthaar

117 pages / 5.25 x 8.25 inches / no illustrations

Civil War

  Paperback / 9780807127421 / November 2001

During the Civil War centennial, four eminent scholars of the conflict—Bruce Catton, Charles P. Roland, David Donald, and T. Harry Williams—gathered at a Northwestern University symposium to debate and commemorate this transforming event in American history. Originally published in 1964, Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the Radicals assembles their conference papers into one small volume that has become a giant in Civil War studies.

Catton provides a brief but brilliant summary and assessment of Ulysses S. Grant’s Civil War career and Roland does the same for Robert E. Lee’s. The essays by Donald and Williams continue the historians’ running debate on the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Republicans. With an informative new introduction by Joseph T. Glatthaar and a new preface by Grady McWhiney, Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the Radicals continues to shape and illuminate the scholarship on these central Civil War figures.

Grady McWhiney is the author of Cracker Culture: Celtic Ways in the Old South among other books. He lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joseph T. Glatthaar is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of several books, including The Civil War’s Black Soldiers, Partners in Command: Relationships Between Civil War Leaders and Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers.

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