Clouds of Glory

The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee
Product Number: EB00231706
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062116314
Publisher: Harper
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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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Author(s): Michael Korda
Original Publish Date: May 13, 2014

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Author(s): Michael Korda
Genre: History
Product Number DD12546
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483004280
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Author(s): Michael Korda
Narrator(s): Jack Garrett
Product Number Z100081067
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062331915

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