James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era, and his latest book, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader.
Host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.
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