By Michael Korda
New York Times bestselling writer Michael Korda's clean, modern unmarried quantity old biography of common Robert E. Lee—perhaps the main well-known and least understood legend in American historical past and one in all our such a lot popular heroes.
Michael Korda, writer of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a shiny and admiring portrait of Lee as an excellent normal, a loyal 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 lifelike, 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 profitable 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 famous this present day because the nation's preeminent army leader.
Clouds of Glory good points dozens of attractive 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.