skip to content
Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed

Author: Tom Carhart
Publisher: New York City : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
A bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War suggests Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have changed the outcome of the war. Conventional wisdom has held that on the third day of the battle, Lee made one profoundly wrong decision. But there is much more to the story, which Tom Carhart addresses for the first time. With meticulous detail, Carhart revisits the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carhart, Tom.
Lost triumph.
New York City : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2005
(OCoLC)607595709
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee; Robert E (Soldat) Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Carhart
ISBN: 0399152490 9780399152498
OCLC Number: 56876696
Description: xiii, 288 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: In Mexico --
Building up to the Civil War --
West Point and West Pointers --
Classic battles of history --
Infantry, artillery, and cavalry in the last Napoleonic War --
The fighting begins --
Early Confederate victories --
Chancellorsville --
Lee moves north --
The Gettysburg fight begins --
Gettysburg, day two --
Plans for day three --
The final plan --
The implementation --
Stuart meets Custer --
Aftermath.
Responsibility: Tom Carhart.
More information:

Abstract:

A bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War suggests Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have changed the outcome of the war. Conventional wisdom has held that on the third day of the battle, Lee made one profoundly wrong decision. But there is much more to the story, which Tom Carhart addresses for the first time. With meticulous detail, Carhart revisits the historic battles Lee taught at West Point--the victories of Napoleon at Austerlitz, Frederick the Great at Leuthen, and Hannibal at Cannae--and reveals what they can tell us about Lee's real strategy. What Carhart finds: Lee's plan for a rear assault that, combined with Pickett's Charge, could have broken the Union forces in half. Only in the final hours of the battle was the attack reversed through the daring of an unproven young general--George Armstrong Custer.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56876696> # Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "56876696" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Place/new_york_city> ; # New York City
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010114814> ; # Strategy--History--19th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Topic/military_planning_united_states_history_19th_century> ; # Military planning--United States--History--19th century
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/973.7349/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Place/gettysburg_pa> ; # Gettysburg (Pa.)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Person/lee_robert_e_robert_edward_1807_1870> ; # Robert Edward Lee
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85054737> ; # Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1134406> ; # Strategy
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1404274> ; # Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/52983535> ; # Robert E. (Soldat) Lee
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1185276> ; # Military leadership
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1021370> ; # Military planning
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800-1899
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1214261> ; # Pennsylvania--Gettysburg.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2005" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Person/carhart_tom> ; # Tom Carhart
   schema:datePublished "2005" ;
   schema:description "In Mexico -- Building up to the Civil War -- West Point and West Pointers -- Classic battles of history -- Infantry, artillery, and cavalry in the last Napoleonic War -- The fighting begins -- Early Confederate victories -- Chancellorsville -- Lee moves north -- The Gettysburg fight begins -- Gettysburg, day two -- Plans for day three -- The final plan -- The implementation -- Stuart meets Custer -- Aftermath."@en ;
   schema:description "A bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War suggests Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have changed the outcome of the war. Conventional wisdom has held that on the third day of the battle, Lee made one profoundly wrong decision. But there is much more to the story, which Tom Carhart addresses for the first time. With meticulous detail, Carhart revisits the historic battles Lee taught at West Point--the victories of Napoleon at Austerlitz, Frederick the Great at Leuthen, and Hannibal at Cannae--and reveals what they can tell us about Lee's real strategy. What Carhart finds: Lee's plan for a rear assault that, combined with Pickett's Charge, could have broken the Union forces in half. Only in the final hours of the battle was the attack reversed through the daring of an unproven young general--George Armstrong Custer."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/2246121> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607595709> ;
   schema:name "Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed"@en ;
   schema:productID "56876696" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/56876696#PublicationEvent/new_york_city_g_p_putnam_s_sons_2005> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Agent/g_p_putnam_s_sons> ; # G.P. Putnam's Sons
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780399152498> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/56876696> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Agent/g_p_putnam_s_sons> # G.P. Putnam's Sons
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "G.P. Putnam's Sons" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Person/carhart_tom> # Tom Carhart
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Carhart" ;
   schema:givenName "Tom" ;
   schema:name "Tom Carhart" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Person/lee_robert_e_robert_edward_1807_1870> # Robert Edward Lee
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1807" ;
   schema:deathDate "1870" ;
   schema:familyName "Lee" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert Edward" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert E." ;
   schema:name "Robert Edward Lee" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Place/gettysburg_pa> # Gettysburg (Pa.)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Gettysburg (Pa.)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/2246121#Topic/military_planning_united_states_history_19th_century> # Military planning--United States--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008107332> ;
   schema:name "Military planning--United States--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010114814> # Strategy--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Strategy--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85054737> # Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1021370> # Military planning
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Military planning"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1134406> # Strategy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Strategy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1185276> # Military leadership
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Military leadership"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1214261> # Pennsylvania--Gettysburg.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Pennsylvania--Gettysburg." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1404274> # Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Gettysburg, Battle of (Pennsylvania : 1863)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/52983535> # Robert E. (Soldat) Lee
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1807" ;
   schema:deathDate "1870" ;
   schema:familyName "Lee" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert E. (Soldat)" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert Edward" ;
   schema:givenName "Robert E." ;
   schema:name "Robert E. (Soldat) Lee" ;
   schema:name "Robert Edward Lee" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780399152498>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0399152490" ;
   schema:isbn "9780399152498" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607595709>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Lost triumph." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56876696> ; # Lost triumph : Lee's real plan at Gettysburg-and why it failed
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.