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Gordon, Lesley J. (Lesley Jill)

Works: 17 works in 72 publications in 1 language and 6,527 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor, Editor
Classifications: E467.1.P57, B
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Most widely held works by Lesley J Gordon
General George E. Pickett in life & legend by Lesley J Gordon( Book )
12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
After exploring Pickett's prewar life as a professional army officer trained at West Point, battle-tested in Mexico, and seasoned on the western frontier, Gordon traces his return to the South in 1861 to fight for the Confederacy. She examines his experiences during the Civil War, including the famed, but failed, charge at the battle of Gettysburg, and charts the decline in his career that followed. Rather than celebrate or try to rehabilitate her subjects, Gordon asks critical questions about the Picketts and the deep and long-lasting effects the war had on men and women, marriage, and social status
Intimate strategies of the Civil War : military commanders and their wives ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
From Robert E. and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, Intimate Strategies of the Civil War examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on their famous husbands' careers. Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon assemble an impressive array of leading scholars to explore the marriages of six Confederate and six Union commanders. Contributors reveal that, for many of these men, the matrimonial bond was the most important relationship in their lives, one that shaped (and was shaped by) their military experience. In some cases, the commanders' spouses proved relentless and skillful promoters of their husbands' careers. Jessie Fremont drew on all of her connections as the daughter of former Senator Thomas Hart Benton to aid her modestly talented husband John. Others bolstered their military spouses in less direct ways. For example, Ulysses S. Grant's relationship with Julia (a Southerner and former slave owner herself) kept him anchored in stormy times. Here, too, are tense and tempestuous pairings, such William Tecumseh Sherman and his wife Ellen--his foster sister before becoming his wife--and Jefferson Davis's fascinatingly complex bond with Varina, further complicated by the hostile rumors about the two in Richmond society. Throughout, these historians paint remarkably intimate portraits of their subjects, ranging from hints of sexual passion, to the wives' fierce protectiveness of their husbands' reputations, to the surprisingly frequent visits of spouses to the front lines and battlefields. Readers will see these famed men in a way that they perhaps never considered: not merely as famous leaders, but as lovers, husbands, and fathers. Illuminating a frequently neglected but extremely significant side of military history, Intimate Strategies is a must-read for anyone seeking fresh perspective on some of the war's best known commanders and a landmark contribution to Civil War history
This terrible war : the Civil War and its aftermath by Michael Fellman( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Inside the Confederate nation : essays in honor of Emory M. Thomas by Lesley J Gordon( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
In The Confederacy as a Revolutionary Experience (1970) and The Confederate Nation (1979), Emory Thomas redefined the field of Civil War history and reconceptualized the Confederacy as a unique entity fighting a war for survival. Inside the Confederate Nation honors his enormous contributions to the field with fresh interpretations of all aspects of Confederate life--nationalism and identity, family and gender, battlefront and home front, race, and postwar legacies and memories. Many of the volume's twenty essays focus on individuals, households, communities, and particular regions of the South
A broken regiment : the 16th Connecticut's Civil War by Lesley J Gordon( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A Broken Regiment recounts the tragic history of one of the Civil War's most ill-fated Union military units. Organized in the late summer of 1862, the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was unprepared for battle a month later, when it entered the fight at Antietam. The results were catastrophic: nearly a quarter of the men were killed or wounded, and Connecticut's 16th panicked and fled the field. In the years that followed, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes before surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864. Most of its members spent months in southern prison camps, including
"I never was a coward" : questions of bravery in a Civil War regiment by Lesley J Gordon( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
"Days of darkness and blood" : George and Lasalle Pickett and the American Civil War by Lesley J Gordon( Archival Material )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Civil War history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Inside the Confederate Nation: Essays in Honor of Emory M. Thomas (Conflicting Worlds) by John C Inscoe( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 1 library worldwide
"Assumed a darker hue" : major-general George E. Pickett, C.S.A., May 1863-May 1864 by Lesley J Gordon( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Myths & heroes : creating political cultures & missions by John Carroll University( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The series will discuss myths and their political influences in selected historic cases--the use of medieval lore by modern nationalists, the bloody shaping of an Irish national identity, American commemorations of the Civil War, Germany's dealings with its World War I losses, and the invoking of the biblical past in modern Israel
The differential use of self-handicapping strategies in a goal setting context : implications for task performance and attitudes by Lesley J Gordon( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In time of war : Unionists hanged in Kinston, North Carolina, February 1864 by Lesley J Gordon( Article )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This terrible war : the Civil War and its aftermath by Michael Fellman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[This] book provides an analysis of the United States in the time leading up to the war the slavery debate, the differences between North and South, the economic and social climate of the country and moves into the war itself, presenting stories of both common soldiers and powerful military figures. The authors also trace the impact and eventual abolition of slavery, examining the role of African-Americans during the war. They conclude that the victory of the North resulted from superior resources and manpower, but also examine other contributing factors providing a well-rounded, interesting and thorough analysis. The final section of the book describes the aftermath of the war, and the Epilogue examines how Americans have remembered the Civil War in later years. Ideal for anyone interested in the United States Civil War or US military history in general.-
"Direful Vengence" : A U.S.-Mexican War massacre and the culture of collective violence in nineteenth-century North America by Patrick T Troester( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Traditional military and political histories have tended to dominate historical scholarship on the U.S.-Mexican War. Despite a few notable recent publications, the input of social and cultural historians has been extremely limited. Several scholars over the last three decades -- notably Robert Johannsen, Paul Foos, and Amy Greenberg -- have drawn attention to the prevalence of non-sanctioned violence outside of organized combat during the war. These incidents ranged from petty theft and vandalism to rape, murder, and occasional mass killings. Scholars have offered some speculation on the social and cultural forces driving these acts, but they remain a peripheral and largely unexplored element of the war's history. Politicians, veterans, and the American press fiercely debated the truth and significance of non-sanctioned violence and directly contested its popular memory. This thesis presents an in-depth case study of perhaps the best-documented incident of non-sanctioned violence during the war: the killing of a group of unarmed Mexican civilians by American volunteers near the Mexican city of Saltillo in 1847. Using theory on collective memory, the study traces the rapid proliferation of multiple versions of the massacre, analyzing the ways in which various authors represented and understood it. It also connects the killings to broader historical trends in the United States -- most notably collective social violence, Indian warfare, and the myth of the frontier -- to show this incidence as the extension of older cultures of violence
Before the storm : the early life of George E. Pickett by Lesley J Gordon( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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