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Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee

Auteur: Michael Korda
Uitgever: New York, NY : Harper, [2014] ©2014
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : Biografie : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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"Portrait 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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
History
Genoemd persoon: Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee
Genre: Biografie
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Michael Korda
ISBN: 9780062116291 0062116290 0062116312 9780062116314 0062116304 9780062116307
OCLC-nummer: 881498235
Beschrijving: xlii, 785 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Inhoud: Preface: 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.
Andere titels: Life and legend of Robert E. Lee
Verantwoordelijkheid: Michael Korda.

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"Portrait 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"--

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"Korda clearly has command of his subject...[Clouds of Glory] is well-considered and amply documented. Military buffs will find much to feast on." -- Christian Science Monitor "Masterful...Korda Meer lezen...

 
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