Table of Contents
   Maps and Diagramsp. xiii
   Introductionp. xv
   The Rivalsp. 1
      Four Men Waitingp. 5
      The "Longing to Rise"p. 28
      The Lure of Politicsp. 60
      "Plunder & Conquest"p. 119
      The Turbulent Fiftiesp. 140
      The Gathering Stormp. 170
      Countdown to the Nominationp. 211
      Showdown in Chicagop. 237
      "A Man Knows His Own Name"p. 257
      "An Intensified Crossword Puzzle"p. 279
      "I Am Now Public Property"p. 305
   Master Among Menp. 321
      "Mystic Chords of Memory": Spring 1861p. 323
      "The Ball Has Opened": Summer 1861p. 347
      "I Do Not Intend to Be Sacrificed": Fall 1861p. 377
      "My Boy Is Gone": Winter 1862p. 409
      "He Was Simply Out-Generaled": Spring 1862p. 425
      "We Are in the Depths": Summer 1862p. 445
      "My Word Is Out": Fall 1862p. 473
      "Fire in the Rear": Winter-Spring 1863p. 497
      "The Tycoon Is in Fine Whack": Summer 1863p. 522
      "I Feel Trouble in the Air": Summer-Fall 1863p. 548
      "Still in Wild Water": Fall 1863p. 573
      "There's a Man in It!": Winter-Spring 1864p. 597
      "Atlanta Is Ours": Summer-Fall 1864p. 627
      "A Sacred Effort": Winter 1864-1865p. 667
      The Final Weeks: Spring 1865p. 702
   Epiloguep. 751
   Acknowledgmentsp. 755
   Notesp. 759
   Illustration Creditsp. 881
   Indexp. 883