... detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented. -The Journal of Military History ... comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched... -Booklist ... the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock... -Blue and Gray At last we have a complete life of [Hancock], and it, too, is superb. -The Philadelphia Inquirer Jordan's careful attention to detail and excellent use of sources highlight a lively writing style to make a highly readable book. -America's Civil War Jordan's study of Hancock is an important contribution to both military and political history. -Journal of Southern History
DAVID M. JORDAN is a practicing attorney and author of A Tiger in His Time: Hal Newhouser and the Burden of Wartime Ball and Roscoe Conkling of New York: Voice in the Senate, considered the definitive biography of that major figure of the post-Civil War era. Jordan has also appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Network's Civil War Journal in a program about Winfield Scott Hancock.