Lincoln and His Admirals

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Author / Director
Craig Symonds
Publish / Release Date
Oct 17, 2008
Narrative Form
  1. Non-Fiction
Publisher / Studio
Oxford University Press
Awards & Achievements
★ Winner, 2009 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize - for the finest scholarly work in English on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier, or a subject relating to their era, by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
★ Winner, 2009 Barondess/Lincoln Prize - by the Civil War Round Table of New York
★ Winner, 2009 John Lyman Award - of the North American Society for Oceanic History
★ Winner, 2009 Daniel and Marilyn Laney Prize - by the Austin Civil War Round Table
★ Winner, 2009 Nevins-Freeman Prize - of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago

Lincoln and His Admirals
by Craig Symonds

Abraham Lincoln began his presidency admitting that he knew "little about ships," but he quickly came to preside over the largest national armada to that time, not eclipsed until World War I. Written by...
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Symonds, Craig. Lincoln and His Admirals. UK: Oxford University Press, 2008.

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I absolutely love books about the American Civil War, history rocks!
Introduced me to an area of the war I didn’t read much about.
Complementing the many books about the high commands of the armies, Symonds provides an excellent overview of the Union Navy command level and relationship with Lincoln's administration. Highly recommended.

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