Civil War Institute
The idea for this post was born from a comment I made while bored and generally sleep deprived on a road trip to the James Buchanan symposium earlier this fall. After some serious historical discussion with my traveling companions, including two other CWI fellows, I made a very non-serious observation. It went something like this:
"You know, I think Buchanan looks a lot like a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone" [excerpt].
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Nadeau, Ryan M., "General McClellan is a Fruitcake and Other Tasteful Metaphors" (2015). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 137.