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Biographical Dictionary of the Union: Northern Leaders of the Civil War (Hardback)
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Biographical Dictionary of the Union: Northern Leaders of the Civil War (Hardback)

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Hardback 696 Pages / Published: 14/09/1995
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The Civil War and the men and women who lived during that time continue to interest, preoccupy, and bemuse a wide and various population. This volume provides information on 872 men and women of the Union, covering those who influenced the course of public policy, opinion, and events. Coverage of political leaders, such as congressmen and cabinet officers, is comprehensive, while others, such as editors, photographers, and abolitionists, are covered selectively. Military leaders are included for specific contributions to the Union. Each profile provides biographical information about the person, stressing the war years and offering an assessment of the individual's place in the Union. Each entry concludes with bibliographic sources. Taken together, the profiles illumine those mystic chords of memory that continue to tie us yet to the Civil War generation.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313209208
Number of pages: 696
Weight: 1143 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Researching individual leaders of the U.S. Civil War has never been easy due to the large Variety of possible sources. This biographical dictionary goes a long way toward solving this problem. ... Even though it is a reference work, this book is a delight to peruse. The entries are uneven and vary in their approach due to the use of dozens of authors, but this adds to the work's charm. the entries are loaded with fascinating information and serve to point out how the nation was consumed by the war. ...This book is especially recommended for all larger academic and public libraries with special Civil War enthusiasts."-ARBA
..."Highly recommended and engrossing reading."-Bravo/Veterans Outlook
"This compilation is quite well executed and will please Civil War buffs..."-Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
..."essential to any consideration of the individuals who fought the war in the field or on the home front."-Rettig on Reference
"This is another excellent reference book for living historians from Greenwood...This book will help anyon learn more about who were the more influencial and popular leaders in the Civil War...This is a book that should be on the shelf of any library looking to update its American History collection....highly recommended for any person interested in personalities of the Civil War."-Smoke and Fire News
"What has been needed is this authoritative and valuable reference work by contemporary experts, which can put individuals quickly in their correct perspective and lead to further modern readings, if necessary. The impressive list of contributors reads like a veritable who's who of present-day Civil War scholars, with essays by Edwin C. Bearss, Norman A. Graebner, William Hanchett, E.B. Long, Benjamin Quarles, and John Y. Simon, to name a few."-Choice
..."a well written and edited source of information on 872 individuals who had an impact on the country during the years 1861-1865. ...What makes this volume unique, and useful, is the biographies of federal congressmen and senators. This reviewer has never seen such a comprehensive list of these individuals. ...for those readers seeking an excellent source of information for the Northern political leaders of the Civil War...this is your volume."-The Civil War News
?...Highly recommended and engrossing reading.??Bravo/Veterans Outlook
?...Highly recommended and engrossing reading.?-Bravo/Veterans Outlook
?This compilation is quite well executed and will please Civil War buffs...?-Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
?...essential to any consideration of the individuals who fought the war in the field or on the home front.?-Rettig on Reference
?This is another excellent reference book for living historians from Greenwood...This book will help anyon learn more about who were the more influencial and popular leaders in the Civil War...This is a book that should be on the shelf of any library looking to update its American History collection....highly recommended for any person interested in personalities of the Civil War.?-Smoke and Fire News
?What has been needed is this authoritative and valuable reference work by contemporary experts, which can put individuals quickly in their correct perspective and lead to further modern readings, if necessary. The impressive list of contributors reads like a veritable who's who of present-day Civil War scholars, with essays by Edwin C. Bearss, Norman A. Graebner, William Hanchett, E.B. Long, Benjamin Quarles, and John Y. Simon, to name a few.?-Choice
?...a well written and edited source of information on 872 individuals who had an impact on the country during the years 1861-1865. ...What makes this volume unique, and useful, is the biographies of federal congressmen and senators. This reviewer has never seen such a comprehensive list of these individuals. ...for those readers seeking an excellent source of information for the Northern political leaders of the Civil War...this is your volume.?-The Civil War News
?Researching individual leaders of the U.S. Civil War has never been easy due to the large Variety of possible sources. This biographical dictionary goes a long way toward solving this problem. ... Even though it is a reference work, this book is a delight to peruse. The entries are uneven and vary in their approach due to the use of dozens of authors, but this adds to the work's charm. the entries are loaded with fascinating information and serve to point out how the nation was consumed by the war. ...This book is especially recommended for all larger academic and public libraries with special Civil War enthusiasts.?-ARBA
.,."Highly recommended and engrossing reading."-Bravo/Veterans Outlook
.,."essential to any consideration of the individuals who fought the war in the field or on the home front."-Rettig on Reference
.,."a well written and edited source of information on 872 individuals who had an impact on the country during the years 1861-1865. ...What makes this volume unique, and useful, is the biographies of federal congressmen and senators. This reviewer has never seen such a comprehensive list of these individuals. ...for those readers seeking an excellent source of information for the Northern political leaders of the Civil War...this is your volume."-The Civil War News

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