Cozzens, Peter, 1957-

General John Pope : a life for the nation / Peter Cozzens. - Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2000. - xii, 412 p., [14] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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.

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Pope, John, 1822-1892.


United States. Army --Biography.


Generals--United States--Biography.


United States--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865

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