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Lincoln's War: The Untold Story of America's Greatest President as Commander in Chiefby Perret, Geoffrey
Publisher: The Random House Publishing Group
Retail Price: $35.00
Issue: Summer 2004
Perret, the author of presidential biographies on Grant, Eisenhower, and Kennedy, has turned his attention to Lincoln. This new Lincoln biography examines Lincoln's role in the creation of the modern commander-in-chief and how the expanded role of the executive in military affairs saved the Union. Perret's focus is on Lincoln as a war leader and provides analysis of his relationships with his generals, Secretary of State Edwin Stanton, and Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles.