Marcus Cunliffe

Marcus Cunliffe re-estimates a big man in several respects, of a scale that the American presidency demands and does not always get.

Bombardment of Fort Sumter by Currier & Ives (1837–1885).

Taking a historiographical angle, Marcus Cunliffe describes how, in 1861, the American federal experiment broke down, and there ensued the greatest and most hard-fought of modern wars before that of 1914.