West Virginia History, N.S. 5, No.1, Spring 2011 effective use of printed and online primary sources, particularly general orders and petitions found in the Official Records and Lincoln's Collected Works. However, he makes little effort to engage in scholarly debate. He generally supports the arguments of Mark Neely in Fate of Liberty and Mark Grimsley's Hard Hand of War, and partly echoes the passive Lincoln in David Herbert Donald's eponymous biography. The result is a less than original argument with standard evidence. At the very least, he counters amateur authors, neo-Confederates in particular, who condemn Lincoln as a war criminal. It is a readable, interesting, and compelling book in spite of these shortcomings. Scott McKenzie Auburn University The Good Men Who Won the War: Army of the Cumberland Veterans and Emancipation Memory. By Robert Hunt. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010. Pp. 178.) The liberation of others has become synonymous with modern U.S. war-making since the American Civil War--from freeing Cubans of Spanish repression during the Spanish-American War, to "making the world safe for democracy" in World War I, to freeing Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. So asserts Robert Hunt in his intriguing work, The Good Men
West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies – West Virginia University Press
Published: Mar 31, 2011
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