By Ethan S. Rafuse
Bold, brash, and entire of ambition, George Brinton McClellan appeared destined for greatness whilst he assumed command of all of the Union armies earlier than he used to be 35. It was once to not be. eventually deemed a failure at the battlefield by means of Abraham Lincoln, he was once eventually pushed aside from command following the bloody conflict of Antietam. to higher comprehend this attention-grabbing, even though improper, personality, Ethan S. Rafuse considers the huge and intricate political weather of the sooner nineteenth century. instead of blaming McClellan for the Union’s army losses, Rafuse makes an attempt to appreciate his political pondering because it affected his wartime technique. for that reason, Rafuse sheds mild not just on McClellan’s behavior at the battlefields of 1861-62 but in addition on usa politics and tradition within the years prime as much as the Civil War.
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McClellan's War: The Failure of Moderation in the Struggle for the Union by Ethan S. Rafuse