George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon download epub
by Stephen W. Sears
To ‘the young Napoleon,’ as McClellan’s troops dubbed him, abolition was an ‘accursed doctrine. Fond of conspiracy plots, he insisted that the Lincoln administration had traitorously conspired to set him up for military defeat.
To ‘the young Napoleon,’ as McClellan’s troops dubbed him, abolition was an ‘accursed doctrine. Although he constantly anticipated one big, decisive battle that would crush the South, he squandered one military opportunity after another, and, if Sears is correct, he was the worst strategist the Army of the Potomac ever had. Based on primary sources, letters, dispatch books, diaries, newspapers, this masterly biography is an astonishing portrait of an egotistical.
By age 35, General George B. McClellan (1826–1885), designated the Young Napoleon, was the commander of all the Northern armies. He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe. McClellan (1826–1885), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies
By age 35, General George B. McClellan (1826–1885), designated the "Young Napoleon," was the commander of all the Northern armies. He forged the Army of the Potomac into a formidable battlefield foe, and fought the longest and largest campaign of the time as well as the single bloodiest battle in the nation's history. Yet, he also wasted two supreme opportunities to bring the Civil War to a decisive conclusion. In 1864 he challenged Abraham Lincoln as the Democratic candidate for the presidency.
George B. McClellan book. and yet the "Young Napoleon" has been relegated to the shadows by historians of that great conflict. McClellan: The Young Napoleon, Ticknor & Fields, NY, 1988. To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign, Ticknor & Fields, New York, New York, 1992. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Sears, Stephen . Gettysburg, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston-New York, 2004, rear cover. McClellan (1826-1885), designated the Young Napoleon, was the commander of all the Northern armies. Stephen W. Sears proves once again that he is a master of Civil War histories. A must ead for students of America's greatest conflect. No one Knows McClellan Bettter than Sears. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. Perhaps no one was a better organizer of an Army during both sides of the Civil War than George McCellan.
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Home Sears, Stephen W. George McClellan, The Young Napoleon. We carry important rare and out-of-print books in many fields in the Humanities, mostly out-of-print hardcovers with 75% of our stock dated before 1960. Visit Seller's Storefront. Sears, Stephen W. Published by Ticknor & Fields C. New York, 1988. Condition: Fine Hardcover. From Bibliodisia Books (Chicago, IL, .
Stephen W. Sears is the author of The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam, To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign, and Chancellorsville. He lives in Connecticut. Country of Publication. Biography: Historical, Political & Military.