This Mighty Scourge
Perspectives on the Civil WarBook - 2007
From the publisher's description: "McPherson sheds light on topics large and small, from the average soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar creation of the mystique of a Lost Cause in the South. Readers will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues such as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy. This Mighty Scourge includes several never-before-published essays--pieces on General Robert E. Lee's goals in the Gettysburg campaign, on Lincoln and Grant in the Vicksburg campaign, and on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. In that capacity, Lincoln invented the concept of presidential war powers that are again at the center of controversy today."
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Characteristics: xii, 260 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Perspectives on the Civil War
Other Standard Identifier: 9780195313666