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


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780062116291 (hc.) :
  • ISBN: 0062116290 (hc.)
  • Description: xlii, 785 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]

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Current holds

0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main NEW E 467.1 .L4 K75 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Everett - Parlin Memorial Adult New Books NEW B/L479k (Text to phone) Checked out 10/20/2014
Lynn Adult New NonFiction 9/Lee, R. E./Korda (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Biographies Biography / LEE / Korda (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Biography NEW BIO LEE, ROBERT 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW E 467.1 .L4 K75 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW E 467.1 .L4 K75 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Biography B/ LEE, R.E./K (Text to phone) Available -
Saugus Adult Biographies BIO Lee (Text to phone) Available -
Stoneham Adult Nonfiction Lower Level B LEE (Text to phone) Available -
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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 697-745) and index.
Contents Note: 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.
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" -- from publisher's web site.

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Alternate Title: Life and legend of Robert E. Lee

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