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John A. Logan

John A. Logan

Stalwart Republican from Illinois

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James Pickett Jones


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6 x 9, 6 illustrations

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James Pickett Jones is Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at Florida State University.


“A splendid witness in 'Reds' looked out at her audience and said, 'If men really wanted to end war, they would have done it long ago.' James P. Jones in Black Jack: John A. Logan and Southern Illinois in the Civil War Era, an account of the Civil War general, and now with his John A. Logan: Stalwart Republican from Illinois, which tells Logan's postwar story, makes the witness’s point perfectly. There cannot have been a day in which the energetic Logan did not remember what a gorgeous, swashbuckling figure he had been when at war. If we are ever going to get over kidding ourselves that we Americans are all peace-loving people, we have to start confronting works of the caliber of Jones’s well-researched and provocative books.”—William S. McFeely, author of Frederick Douglass and Grant: A Biography