1. Creator/Author:
  2. Cozzens, Peter, (2)

General John Pope : a life for the nation /

Authors:
Cozzens, Peter,
Item ID:
71201700100146
Publisher:
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2000.
ISBN:
0252023633 (alk. paper); 9780252023637 (alk. paper)
Call Number:
E467.1.P76
Physical Description:
xii, 412 p., [14] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Topic:
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Pope, John, 1822-1892.
United States. Army -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 385-403) and index.; "Ambitious and outspoken, John Pope was one of the most controversial figures to hold high command during the Civil War, Reconstruction, and in the American West. General John Pope: A Life for the Nation is the first full biography of this much maligned leader who played crucial roles in both the Eastern and the Western Theaters of the Civil War." "Civil War scholar Peter Cozzens has mined Pope's own memoirs and a wealth of other primary sources to provide a complete picture of this gifted strategist. Uncovering new information about Pope's pre- and postwar career and his path to power, Cozzens delineates the political environment that surrounded Pope and provided the context for his actions."--BOOK JACKET.; The approbation of my own conscience -- The most ridiculous assumption of position -- A favorite son of Illinois -- You deserve well of your country -- A moral odor of sewer gas -- The enemy's purpose is not easy to discover -- We shall bag the whole crowd -- No place to fight a battle -- Leave Pope to get out of his scrape -- If I could be of further service, I would remain -- I could tell a sad story -- I confine myself to my duty -- Posterity will bless your name -- I find the situation very perplexing -- I speak not now of myself -- A life for the nation.; Lincoln Collection copy: Dr. Allen Wayne Aldred Memorial Collection.
OCLC Number:
ocm42289679
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
Category:
Books & Pamphlets