December 1, 2011

James McPherson

James McPherson

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.