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" I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the government needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 285
1924 - 304 pages
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The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac

Jeffry D. Wert - 2005 - 559 pages
...as much as you could, in which you did a great wrong to the country." Continuing: "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." Lincoln pledged...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - 2006 - 944 pages
...need for a dictator to assume command of "both the Army and the Government." He informed Hooker that "it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have...Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." The president...
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Anecdotes and Stories of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 2006 - 251 pages
...most meritorious and honorable brother-officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of yoar recently saying that both the army and the Government...Only those Generals who gain successes can set up Dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the Dictatorship. The Government...
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Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North

Jennifer L. Weber - 2006 - 304 pages
...with you," he warned his new general. The president had heard credible reports that Hooker had said the government needed a dictator. "Of course it was...Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." Hooker quickly...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - 2005 - 376 pages
...heard, in such a way as to believe, of your recent saying that both the Army and the Government need a Dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in...Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I ask of you now is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."62 Hooker rose...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - 2006 - 265 pages
...In his famous letter to "Fighting Joe" Hooker, Lincoln knew he could safely say, "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...both the army and the government needed a dictator. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." To the complaining General...
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Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force

James Boyd White - 2009 - 256 pages
...surely be to put him on notice that Lincoln has perceived and understood his course of improper speech. "Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command." Hooker's task is to bring victory, in which enterprise Lincoln will do all he can to help, including...
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福布斯经典商务信函, Volume 1

2006 - 909 pages
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the Array and the Government need a Dictator. Of course, it was not for this, but in spite of it, that...
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Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age

Steven Rosefielde, D. Quinn Mills - 2007 - 540 pages
...informed of Hooker's comment, and when Lincoln promoted him, Lincoln wrote to him, "It was not because of this but in spite of it that I have given you the command. . . . What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."4 In 1920 General...
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The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working with People

Scott A. Bonar - 2012 - 224 pages
...wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such way as to believe it, of your recently saying that...Only those generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." Lincoln made...
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