James M. McPherson
Apr 10, 2012 — Politicians love to invoke Honest Abe, often while twisting his legacy to fit their own purposes. But who was the man, really? Three Lincoln historians discuss the books they think best capture the president's character.
Oct 20, 2008 — Abraham Lincoln had almost no military experience when he arrived at the White House in 1861. In Tried By War, author James McPherson explains how Lincoln defined the role of the American commander in chief as he led the country through the Civil War.
Feb 3, 2007 — Historian James McPherson examines how Abraham Lincoln overrode the powers of Congress during the Civil War in his new book, This Mighty Scourge.