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

Michael Korda

New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda's fresh, contemporary single volume historical biography of General Robert E. Lee-perhaps the most famous and least understood legend in American history and one of our most admired heroes. Michael Korda, author of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Well-rounded and realistic, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as well the many troubling controversies still surrounding it) and ultimately, his failed strategy for winning the war. As Korda shows, Lee's dignity, courage, leadership, and modesty made him a hero on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and a revered American icon who is recognized today as the nation's preeminent military leader. Clouds of Glory features dozens of stunning illustrations, some never before seen, including twelve pages of color, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and nearly fifty in-text battle maps.

New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda's fresh, contemporary single volume historical biography of General Robert E. Lee-perhaps the most famous and least understood legend in American history and one of our most admired heroes. Michael Korda, author of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Well-rounded and realistic, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as well the many troubling controversies still surrounding it) and ultimately, his failed strategy for winning the war. As Korda shows, Lee's dignity, courage, leadership, and modesty made him a hero on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and a revered American icon who is recognized today as the nation's preeminent military leader. Clouds of Glory features dozens of stunning illustrations, some never before seen, including twelve pages of color, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and nearly fifty in-text battle maps.
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda's fresh, contemporary single volume historical biography of General Robert E. Lee-perhaps the most famous and least understood legend in American history and one of our most admired heroes. Michael Korda, author of Ulysses S. Grant and the bestsellers Ike and Hero, paints a vivid and admiring portrait of Lee as a brilliant general, a devoted family man, and principled gentleman who disliked slavery and disagreed with secession, yet who refused command of the Union Army in 1861 because he could not "draw his sword" against his beloved Virginia. Well-rounded and realistic, Clouds of Glory analyzes Lee's command during the Civil War and explores his responsibility for the fatal stalemate at Antietam, his defeat at Gettysburg (as well the many troubling controversies still surrounding it) and ultimately, his failed strategy for winning the war. As Korda shows, Lee's dignity, courage, leadership, and modesty made him a hero on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line and a revered American icon who is recognized today as the nation's preeminent military leader. Clouds of Glory features dozens of stunning illustrations, some never before seen, including twelve pages of color, twenty-four pages of black-and-white, and nearly fifty in-text battle maps.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jack Garrett

Length:

32h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:18:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:12:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:28:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:00:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:19:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:11:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:14:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:20:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:15:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:19:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:12:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:10:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:07:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:24:23


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:25:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:12:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

56:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

35:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:11:06


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

49:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

43:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

53:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

38:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:11:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:15:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:04:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:05