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Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the civil war

Author: Elizabeth R Varon
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"General Robert E. Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant's Army of the Potomac might look serene in the amber-tinted popular images of two gentlemen sharing cigars, but that image conceals seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of United States would emerge from war. The combatants in that debate included the iconic Lee and Grant, but they also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Robert E Lee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth R Varon
ISBN: 0190217863 9780190217860
OCLC Number: 892040829
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Dan and Marilyn Laney Prize of the Austin Civil War Round Table Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award of the Museum of the Confederacy Finalist, Library of Virginia Literary Award for Nonfiction .
Description: viii, 305 pages : black and white illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: No Escape --
Councils of War --
The Surrender Conference --
The armies --
Tidings of Peace --
Victory and Martyrdom --
Defeat and Liberation --
The Trials of Robert E. Lee --
The Promise Betrayed --
The Apple Tree.
Responsibility: Elizabeth R. Varon.

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A revisionist narrative of Appomattox, the surrender of the Confederacy to the Union, published on the 150th anniversary of the event that ended the Civil War.  Read more...

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A compelling account of the courses taken by Grant and Lee and a superb look at how the public in both sections endeavored to understand what had happened-and what it portended for the future. * Read more...

 
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