Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862

Lincoln's Darkest Year: The War in 1862

William Marvel

A revealing examine Lincoln’s activities in 1862—and a kingdom in the middle of war

Lincoln’s Darkest 12 months bargains a gripping narrative of 1862, a pivotal yr in our country’s Civil battle. surprise maintains the tale he all started in Mr. Lincoln is going to conflict, which inquisitive about Lincoln’s first yr in workplace, back hoping on lately unearthed fundamental assets and little-known money owed to color an image of this serious 12 months in newfound element. Lincoln’s Darkest yr highlights not only the activities but in addition the deeper motivations of the foremost figures, together with basic Ulysses S. supply, Jefferson Davis, George McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, and, so much significantly, Lincoln himself. because the motion darts from the White condominium to the battlefields and again, surprise sheds new mild at the hardships persisted through daily voters and the enormous and sustained public competition to the war.

The moment in a deliberate four-part sequence at the Civil battle, and the 1st significant reexamination in over fifty years, Lincoln’s Darkest yr stands except conventional assumptions and narratives concerning the early years of the Civil struggle. wonder combines fluid prose and scholarship with the abilities of an investigative historic detective to unearth the real tale of our nation’s maximum quandary.

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