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

By Michael Korda

New York Times bestselling writer Michael Korda's clean, modern unmarried quantity ancient biography of normal Robert E. Lee—perhaps the main recognized and least understood legend in American heritage and one among our so much famous heroes.

Michael Korda, writer of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a shiny and admiring portrait of Lee as a super basic, a faithful relations 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 cherished Virginia.

Well-rounded and reasonable, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command in the course of the Civil struggle and explores his accountability for the deadly stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as good the various troubling controversies nonetheless surrounding it) and finally, his failed approach for successful the struggle. As Korda indicates, 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 this present day because the nation's preeminent army leader.

Clouds of Glory positive aspects dozens of gorgeous illustrations, a few by no means earlier than obvious, together with twelve pages of colour, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and approximately fifty in-text conflict maps.

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By Michael Korda

New York Times bestselling writer Michael Korda's clean, modern unmarried quantity ancient biography of normal Robert E. Lee—perhaps the main recognized and least understood legend in American heritage and one among our so much famous heroes.

Michael Korda, writer of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a shiny and admiring portrait of Lee as a super basic, a faithful relations 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 cherished Virginia.

Well-rounded and reasonable, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command in the course of the Civil struggle and explores his accountability for the deadly stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as good the various troubling controversies nonetheless surrounding it) and finally, his failed approach for successful the struggle. As Korda indicates, 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 this present day because the nation's preeminent army leader.

Clouds of Glory positive aspects dozens of gorgeous illustrations, a few by no means earlier than obvious, together with twelve pages of colour, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and approximately fifty in-text conflict maps.

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Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (SHADES OF BLUE & GRAY)

By Wesley Moody

 
At the tip of the Civil conflict, Union basic William Tecumseh Sherman used to be strangely extra renowned within the newly defeated South than he was once within the North. but, in simple terms thirty years later, his identify used to be synonymous with evil and destruction within the South, really because the author and enactor of the “total battle” coverage. In Demon of the misplaced Cause, Wesley Moody examines those puzzling contradictions and the way they and others functionality in earlier and current myths approximately Sherman.
            all through this interesting examine of Sherman’s acceptance, from his first public servant position because the significant normal for the kingdom of California till his dying in 1891, Moody explores why Sherman continues to be the most arguable figures in American heritage. utilizing modern newspaper money owed, Sherman’s letters and memoirs, in addition to biographies of Sherman and histories of his instances, Moody finds that Sherman’s transferring recognition used to be shaped by means of whoever managed the message, even if it used to be the misplaced reason historians of the South, Sherman’s enemies within the North, or Sherman himself.
With his recognized “March to the ocean” in Georgia, the overall grew to become recognized for inventing a brutal war the place the clash is dropped at the civilian inhabitants. actually, a lot of Sherman’s activities have been reputable strategies to be hired while facing guerrilla forces, but Sherman by no means positioned an finish to the debate of his leading edge strategies or even extra to the tales himself. Sherman knew he had enemies within the Union military and in the Republican elite who may well and may jeopardize his place for his or her personal achieve. actually, those have been an analogous those who unfold the be aware that Sherman was once a Southern sympathizer following the struggle, aiding to put the final within the South’s solid graces. that each one replaced, even though, while the misplaced reason historians all started formulating revisions to the Civil struggle, as Sherman’s activities have been the best reason behind why the South had lost.
 Demon of the misplaced Cause finds the machinations in the back of the Sherman fable and the explanations at the back of the popularity of such myths, irrespective of who invented them. on the subject of Sherman’s personal mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was once to safe an army place to help his spouse and kids. For the opposite Sherman mythmakers, own or political achieve was once usually the explanation at the back of the tales they informed and believed.  In tracing Sherman’s ever-changing attractiveness, Moody sheds mild on present and previous realizing of the Civil conflict during the lens of 1 of its so much debatable figures.

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By Wesley Moody

 
At the tip of the Civil conflict, Union basic William Tecumseh Sherman used to be strangely extra renowned within the newly defeated South than he was once within the North. but, in simple terms thirty years later, his identify used to be synonymous with evil and destruction within the South, really because the author and enactor of the “total battle” coverage. In Demon of the misplaced Cause, Wesley Moody examines those puzzling contradictions and the way they and others functionality in earlier and current myths approximately Sherman.
            all through this interesting examine of Sherman’s acceptance, from his first public servant position because the significant normal for the kingdom of California till his dying in 1891, Moody explores why Sherman continues to be the most arguable figures in American heritage. utilizing modern newspaper money owed, Sherman’s letters and memoirs, in addition to biographies of Sherman and histories of his instances, Moody finds that Sherman’s transferring recognition used to be shaped by means of whoever managed the message, even if it used to be the misplaced reason historians of the South, Sherman’s enemies within the North, or Sherman himself.
With his recognized “March to the ocean” in Georgia, the overall grew to become recognized for inventing a brutal war the place the clash is dropped at the civilian inhabitants. actually, a lot of Sherman’s activities have been reputable strategies to be hired while facing guerrilla forces, but Sherman by no means positioned an finish to the debate of his leading edge strategies or even extra to the tales himself. Sherman knew he had enemies within the Union military and in the Republican elite who may well and may jeopardize his place for his or her personal achieve. actually, those have been an analogous those who unfold the be aware that Sherman was once a Southern sympathizer following the struggle, aiding to put the final within the South’s solid graces. that each one replaced, even though, while the misplaced reason historians all started formulating revisions to the Civil struggle, as Sherman’s activities have been the best reason behind why the South had lost.
 Demon of the misplaced Cause finds the machinations in the back of the Sherman fable and the explanations at the back of the popularity of such myths, irrespective of who invented them. on the subject of Sherman’s personal mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was once to safe an army place to help his spouse and kids. For the opposite Sherman mythmakers, own or political achieve was once usually the explanation at the back of the tales they informed and believed.  In tracing Sherman’s ever-changing attractiveness, Moody sheds mild on present and previous realizing of the Civil conflict during the lens of 1 of its so much debatable figures.

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American Civil War Armies (1): Confederate Troops (Men-at-Arms, Volume 170)

By Philip Katcher

Whilst the Southern states seceded to shape their very own govt in 1861, one among their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's battling males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the top of the struggle, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken via the recent military used to be to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes studying American Civil conflict armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued via the nationwide accomplice govt to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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By Philip Katcher

Whilst the Southern states seceded to shape their very own govt in 1861, one among their first strikes was once to organise a military. The South's battling males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the top of the struggle, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken via the recent military used to be to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes studying American Civil conflict armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued via the nationwide accomplice govt to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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THIS HALLOWED GROUND The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War

First released in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton's vintage account of the Civil conflict at the same time captures the dramatic scope and intimate adventure of that epic fight in a single impressive quantity. protecting occasions from the prelude of the clash to the demise of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, but unassuming, scholarship to carry the warfare alive at the web page in a nearly novelistic manner. it's this present for narrative that led modern critics to match this publication to warfare and Peace, and get in touch with it a "modern Iliad." Now over fifty years outdated, This Hallowed flooring is still one of many best-loved and favourite common Civil struggle books: an ideal advent to readers starting their exploration of the clash, in addition to an exhilarating research and reimagining of its occasions for skilled scholars of the battle.

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First released in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton's vintage account of the Civil conflict at the same time captures the dramatic scope and intimate adventure of that epic fight in a single impressive quantity. protecting occasions from the prelude of the clash to the demise of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, but unassuming, scholarship to carry the warfare alive at the web page in a nearly novelistic manner. it's this present for narrative that led modern critics to match this publication to warfare and Peace, and get in touch with it a "modern Iliad." Now over fifty years outdated, This Hallowed flooring is still one of many best-loved and favourite common Civil struggle books: an ideal advent to readers starting their exploration of the clash, in addition to an exhilarating research and reimagining of its occasions for skilled scholars of the battle.

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Surprise Attack!: Battle of Shiloh (Graphic History)

By Larry Hama

The first significant Civil struggle conflict within the Western theater, Shiloh got here as a scary surprise to either the yankee public and people in fingers. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. combating was once fierce as common furnish struggled to carry off the enemy till his reinforcements arrived the next day in order that he may well 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. although approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military might finally declare victory - gained at an expensive expense. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' struggling with, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a warning call to the kingdom, asserting that the continued struggle for the Union will be devastating for each side.
Surprise assault! brings to existence one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable photograph novel layout. it's also 8 pages of authoritative historical past info putting Shiloh in its historic context, detailing the foremost gamers, and describing the build-up to the combating and its aftermath.

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By Larry Hama

The first significant Civil struggle conflict within the Western theater, Shiloh got here as a scary surprise to either the yankee public and people in fingers. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. combating was once fierce as common furnish struggled to carry off the enemy till his reinforcements arrived the next day in order that he may well 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. although approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military might finally declare victory - gained at an expensive expense. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' struggling with, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a warning call to the kingdom, asserting that the continued struggle for the Union will be devastating for each side.
Surprise assault! brings to existence one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable photograph novel layout. it's also 8 pages of authoritative historical past info putting Shiloh in its historic context, detailing the foremost gamers, and describing the build-up to the combating and its aftermath.

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The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

By Shelby Foote

"This, then, is narrative history—a type of heritage that is going again to an older literary tradition.... The writing is superb...one of the old and literary achievements of our time." —The Washington put up booklet World

"Gettysburg...is defined with such meticulous cognizance to motion, terrain, time, and the characters of a number of the commanders that I comprehend, finally, what occurred in that battle.... Mr. Foote has an acute feel of the relative significance of occasions and a novelist's ability in directing the reader's realization to the lads and the episodes that may impression the process the full struggle, with no omitting goods that are of non permanent curiosity. His association of proof may possibly infrequently be better." —Atlantic

"Though the occasions of this heart yr of the Civil warfare were mentioned 1000's of instances, they've got hardly ever been re-created with such energy and such picturesque detail." —The long island occasions publication Review

"The lucidity of the conflict narratives, the power of the prose, the powerful feeling for the boys from generals to privates who did the scuffling with, are all managed by way of consistent experience of the way it occurred and what it used to be all approximately. Foote has the novelist's feeling for personality and scenario, with no wasting the historian's scrupulous regard for recorded truth. The Civil War is probably going to face unequaled." —Walter turbines

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By Shelby Foote

"This, then, is narrative history—a type of heritage that is going again to an older literary tradition.... The writing is superb...one of the old and literary achievements of our time." —The Washington put up booklet World

"Gettysburg...is defined with such meticulous cognizance to motion, terrain, time, and the characters of a number of the commanders that I comprehend, finally, what occurred in that battle.... Mr. Foote has an acute feel of the relative significance of occasions and a novelist's ability in directing the reader's realization to the lads and the episodes that may impression the process the full struggle, with no omitting goods that are of non permanent curiosity. His association of proof may possibly infrequently be better." —Atlantic

"Though the occasions of this heart yr of the Civil warfare were mentioned 1000's of instances, they've got hardly ever been re-created with such energy and such picturesque detail." —The long island occasions publication Review

"The lucidity of the conflict narratives, the power of the prose, the powerful feeling for the boys from generals to privates who did the scuffling with, are all managed by way of consistent experience of the way it occurred and what it used to be all approximately. Foote has the novelist's feeling for personality and scenario, with no wasting the historian's scrupulous regard for recorded truth. The Civil War is probably going to face unequaled." —Walter turbines

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