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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... "
Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ... - Page 165
by Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - 228 pages
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 945 pages
...need for a dictator to assume command of "both the Army and the Government." He informed Hooker that "it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." The president closed with shrewd words of guidance: "Beware of rashness, but with energy, and sleepless...
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Anecdotes and Stories of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 264 pages
...most meritorious and honorable brother-officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of yoar recently saying that both the army and the Government...military success, and I will risk the Dictatorship. The Government will support you to the utmost of its ability — which is neither more nor less than...
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Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North

Jennifer L. Weber - History - 2006 - 304 pages
...with you," he warned his new general. The president had heard credible reports that Hooker had said the government needed a dictator. "Of course it was...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." Hooker quickly got to work, improving the food for the men and the sanitation in the camps. He tightened...
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Generals in Blue and Gray, Volume 1

Wilmer L. Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 392 pages
...heard, in such a way as to believe, of your recent saying that both the Army and the Government need a Dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in...generals who gain successes, can set up dictators. What I ask of you now is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."62 Hooker rose to the challenge....
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 292 pages
...apologetic to gain his end. In his famous letter to "Fighting Joe" Hooker, Lincoln knew he could safely say, "I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of...both the army and the government needed a dictator. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." To the complaining General...
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Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force

James Boyd White - Law - 2009 - 251 pages
...surely be to put him on notice that Lincoln has perceived and understood his course of improper speech. "Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command." Hooker's task is to bring victory, in which enterprise Lincoln will do all he can to help, including...
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福布斯经典商务信函, Volume 1

Business writing - 2006 - 340 pages
...which you did a 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 that both the Array and the Government need a Dictator. Of course, it was not for this, but in spite of it, that...
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Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age

Steven Rosefielde, D. Quinn Mills - Political Science - 2006 - 17 pages
...wrote to him, "It was not because of this but in spite of it that I have given you the command. . . . What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."4 In 1920 General Pershing, victor of World War I, offered himself as a Republican candidate...
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Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age

Steven Rosefielde, D. Quinn Mills - Business & Economics - 2007 - 580 pages
...informed of Hooker's comment, and when Lincoln promoted him, Lincoln wrote to him, "It was not because of this but in spite of it that I have given you the command. . . . What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."4 In 1920 General...
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The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working with People

Scott A. Bonar - Science - 2012 - 210 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...military success, and I will risk the dictatorship." Lincoln made his point and the letter reportedly touched Hooker with its fatherly tone.6 Hooker was...
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