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Agent of Destiny the Life & Times of General Winfield Scott

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Here is the powerful story of General Winfield Scott and his amazing march through American history — as hero of the War of 1812, conqueror of Mexico City, and Abraham Lincoln's top soldier at the start of the Civil War. From Scott's early life as a lawyer to his much-lamented death in 1866, this finely rendered portrait traces his intimate involvement in the expansion and consolidation of the Republic as a key agent of Manifest Destiny. It recounts his leading role in transforming the ramshackle U.S. Army into a disciplined and professional fighting force, and follows the spectacular ups and downs of his many reversals of fortune.

Filled with drama and personal detail, Agent of Destiny achieves that rare combination of rich narrative and serious scholarship that distinguishes biography at its best.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-439) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684844510
Subtitle:
The Life And Times Of General Winfield Scott
Author:
Eisenhower, John S D
Publisher:
Free Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Scott, winfield, 1786-1866
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Biography.
Subject:
Mexican War, 184
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 9304
Publication Date:
19971201
Binding:
HC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.58x6.56x1.43 in. 1.68 lbs.

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