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Clouds of Glory

The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Korda, Michael (Book - 2014)
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"[P]ortrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Well-rounded and realistic, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as well the many troubling controversies still surrounding it) and ultimately, his failed strategy for winning the war. As Korda shows, Lee's dignity, courage, leadership, and modesty made him a hero on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and a revered American icon who is recognized today as the nation's preeminent military leader" --
Authors: Korda, Michael, 1933-
Title: Clouds of glory
the life and legend of Robert E. Lee
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xlii, 785 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The portent
"Not heedless of the future"
The education of a soldier
The engineer : 1831-1846
The perfect warrior : Mexico, 1846-1848
A long peace : 1848-1860
1861 : "The thunder of the captains and the shouting"
The seven days : "The power of the sword"
Triumph and tragedy : Second Manassas and Sharpsburg
Glory : Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville
Gettysburg : "If we do not whip him, he will whip us"
Lee and Grant
Apotheosis : 1865-1870.
Summary: "[P]ortrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Well-rounded and realistic, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as well the many troubling controversies still surrounding it) and ultimately, his failed strategy for winning the war. As Korda shows, Lee's dignity, courage, leadership, and modesty made him a hero on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and a revered American icon who is recognized today as the nation's preeminent military leader" --
Local Note: 1 6 7 8 9 15 17 18 35 53 97 109 112 118 133 138 148 149 150 151 152 153 167 172 173 175 182 188 198 203 211 216 222 224 226 231 243 245 250 264
ISBN: 9780062116291
0062116290
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Korda
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 697-745) and index.
Subject Headings: Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Generals United States Biography. Generals Confederate States of America Biography. Confederate States of America. Army Biography. United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns.
Topical Term: Generals
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