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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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Why the North Won the Civil War

Henry Steele Commager, David Herbert Donald - 1996 - 127 pages
...valid, but Lincoln would not have made it. When he wrote to Hooker, it was to say: "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. The government...
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Of the People, by the People, for the People and Other Quotations from ...

Abraham Lincoln, Peter C. Vermilyea, G. S. Boritt, Jakob B. Boritt, Deborah R. Huso - 1996 - 162 pages
...Abraham Lincoln, v. 5, p. 343. Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990). 'DICTATORSHIP 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 1 will risk the dictatorship. Letter to General...
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Readers Comp to Military History Pa

592 pages
...Army of the Potomac, George B. McClellan (qv(: "I have heard ... of your recently saying that . . . 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." Lincoln's...
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The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln

Michael Burlingame - 1997 - 416 pages
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard ... of your recently saying that both the Army and the...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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America's Nine Greatest Presidents

Frank P. King - 1997 - 228 pages
...and honorable brother officer." In the same letter, he also informed Hooker, "I have heard, in such way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the government needed a dictator."57 As Lincoln had feared, Hooker was mauled at Chancellorsville in May 1863 partly because...
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How To Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie - 2010 - 320 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...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up as dictators. What I now ask of you is military...
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Leaders of the American Civil War: A Biographical and Historiographical ...

Charles F. Ritter, Jon L. Wakelyn - 1998 - 465 pages
...command. It was a curious choice, because Lincoln acknowledged to his appointee, "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the Army and the Government need a Dictator" (Easier, 6:77-78). The president pointed out other disabilities, including excess...
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Fighting Joe Hooker

Walter H. Hebert - 1999 - 366 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. The government...
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The Longest Night: A Military History of the Civil War

David J Eicher - 2002 - 992 pages
...these facts, Lincoln needed an aggressive fighter who had some strategic vision. "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator," he wrote Hooker on January 26. "Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given...
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Supreme Command: Soldiers, Statesmen, and Leadership in Wartime

Eliot A. Cohen - 2002 - 288 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...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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