Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Michael Korda


New York Times bestselling writer Michael Korda's clean, modern unmarried quantity ancient biography of common Robert E. Lee—perhaps the main well-known and least understood legend in American heritage and considered one of our so much favorite heroes.

Michael Korda, writer of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a bright and admiring portrait of Lee as an excellent normal, a loyal kinfolk guy, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, but who refused command of the Union military in 1861 simply because he couldn't "draw his sword" opposed to his liked Virginia.

Well-rounded and real looking, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command through the Civil conflict and explores his accountability for the deadly stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as good the numerous troubling controversies nonetheless surrounding it) and eventually, his failed method for profitable the conflict. As Korda exhibits, Lee's dignity, braveness, management, and modesty made him a hero on each side of the Mason-Dixon Line and a respected American icon who's well-known at the present time because the nation's preeminent army leader.

Clouds of Glory good points dozens of gorgeous illustrations, a few by no means sooner than visible, together with twelve pages of colour, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and approximately fifty in-text conflict maps.

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