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"By one of the nation's foremost legal historians, a groundbreaking history of the pioneering American role in establishing the modern laws of war.In the fateful closing days of 1862, just three weeks before Emancipation, Abraham Lincoln's top military advisors commissioned a code of rules to govern the armies of the United States in a newly intensified war effort. The code Lincoln issued the next spring helped shape the remaining two years of Civil War. Its rules on torture, prisoners of war, assassination, and more ...

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    • Title: Lincoln's Code by John Fabian Witt
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Print ISBN: 9781416576174, 1416576177
    • eText ISBN: 9781416570127
    • Edition: 2013
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