Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock

A Soldier’s Life
David M. Jordan
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/22/1995
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-21058-6
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A Selection of the History Book Club

... detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented." —The Journal of Military History

... comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched... "—Booklist

... the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock... "—Blue and Gray

At last we have a complete life of [Hancock], and it, too, is superb." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jordan’s careful attention to detail and excellent use of sources highlight a lively writing style to make a highly readable book." —America’s Civil War

Jordan’s study of Hancock is an important contribution to both military and political history." —Journal of Southern History

Author Bio

DAVID M. JORDAN is a practicing attorney and author of A Tiger in His Time: Hal Newhouser and the Burden of Wartime Ball and Roscoe Conkling of New York: Voice in the Senate, considered the definitive biography of that major figure of the post-Civil War era. Jordan has also appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Network’s Civil War Journal in a program about Winfield Scott Hancock.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1. Hancock the Superb
2. The Lawyer’s Son
3. To Mexico
4. Between Two Wars
5. In California
6. The Brigadier
7. Up the Pennsylvania with McClellan
8. A Division at Antietam
9. "A Chicken Could Not Live on That Field"
10. The Failure of Fighting Joe
11. North to Pennsylvania
12. Gettysburg
13. The Invalid
14. The Wilderness
15. The Spotsylvania Campaign
16. The Frustration of General Grant
17. Across the James
18. The Deep Bottom Expeditions
19. The Final Battles
20. The End of the War
21. The Execution of Mary Surratt
22. Indian Problems
23. Reconstruction Commander
24. A Boom for President
25. Return to the Plains
26. East and an Election
27. The great Strike
28. Hancock and the Army
29. Off and Running for 1880
30. Drifting
31. The Cincinnati convention
32. The Campaign Begins
33. A Close Election
34. The Morning After
35. Down a Flight of Stairs
36. "Pure Gold"
Selected Bibliography