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Clouds of Glory

The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Korda, Michael

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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" --
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0062116290
9780062116291
Characteristics: xlii, 785 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ;,24 cm

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