The Civil War Papers Of George B. Mcclellan by George B. McClellan
Selected Correspondence, 1860-1865 (Quality Paperbacks Series)

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General George B. McClellan, the self-styled American Napoleon, is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. General-in-chief of the entire Union army at one point, he led the Army of the Potomac through the disaster at Antietam Creek, was subsequently dismissed by Lincoln, and then ran against him in the 1864 presidential campaign. This collection of McClellan's candid letters about himself, his motivations, and his intentions reveals much fresh information on the military operations and political machinations he was involved with, and sheds new light on his complex personality. Stephen Sears, a Civil War expert, prize-winning author, and biographer of McClellan, here lets this once-removed and now notorious commander speak of himself, providing us with an important first-hand view of what went on behind the scenes of America's greatest and most awful war.
 

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STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. The New York Times Book Review has called him -arguably the preeminent living historian of the war eastern theater.- He is a former editor for American Heritage.
 
Published February 1, 1989 by Ticknor & Fields. 651 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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