Author James McPherson

Season 2011 Episode 33 | 28m 48s Video has closed captioning.

James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. In his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," he gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. This week on Dialogue, host Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we're still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War.

Aired: 12/01/11

Rating: TV-G

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