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

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Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee
Title
Clouds of glory
Title remainder
the life and legend of Robert E. Lee
Statement of responsibility
Michael Korda
Title variation
Life and legend of Robert E. Lee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
"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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from publisher's web site
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10304629
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1933-
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Korda, Michael
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Lee, Robert E
  • Lee, Robert E
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and legend of Robert E. Lee
Label
Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 737-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1011659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 785 pages
Isbn
9780062116291
Lccn
2014415636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062116291
  • (OCoLC)881498235
Label
Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 737-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1011659
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xlii, 785 pages
Isbn
9780062116291
Lccn
2014415636
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062116291
  • (OCoLC)881498235

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