Clouds of Glory

Clouds of Glory

The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Large Print - 2014
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Analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War, exploring his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg, and his failed strategy for winning the war.

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In Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. Grant, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the first major biography of Lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life one of America's greatest, most iconic heroes.

Korda paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a general and a devoted family man who, though he disliked slavery and was not in favor of secession, turned down command of the Union army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his own children, his neighbors, and his beloved Virginia. He was surely America's preeminent military leader, as calm, dignified, and commanding a presence in defeat as he was in victory. Lee's reputation has only grown in the 150 years since the Civil War, and Korda covers in groundbreaking detail all of Lee's battles and traces the making of a great man's undeniable reputation on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line, positioning him finally as the symbolic martyr-hero of the Southern Cause.

Clouds of Glory features dozens of stunning illustrations, some never before seen, including eight pages of color, sixteen pages of black-and-white, and nearly fifty battle maps.



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Accompanied by stunning illustrations and in-text battle maps, this unrivaled biography of the brilliant general analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War, exploring his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg and his failed strategy for winning the war. (biography & autobiography). Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, 2014
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed
ISBN: 9780062326713
Branch Call Number: LP BIO Lee KOR
Characteristics: lxiv, 1286 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) ; ,23 cm.

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duffy1014
May 09, 2016

Good book. I recommend reading to get a glimpse of the perspective from one of America's renown generals of the civil war.

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