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Clouds of Glory

The Life And Legend Of Robert E. Lee

By Michael Korda, 1933- author

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 America's greatest and most iconic hero. 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.

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2014

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9780062116291


Format: Book
Author: Korda, Michael, 1933- author
Title: Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee / Michael Korda.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
Subject: Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography. Generals -- United States -- Biography. Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Isbn: 9780062116291
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Format: Book
Author: Korda, Michael, 1933- author.
Title: Clouds of glory : the life and legend of Robert E. Lee / Michael Korda.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
Description: xlii, 785 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Subjects: Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Subjects: Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography.
Subjects: Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
LCCN: bl2014014022
ISBN: 9780062116291
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Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: B Lee