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Tragic Secessionist , Robert E. Lee at War

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List of Features............

  • richly illustrated pages in full color
  • printed on archival quality coated paper
  • marbled-style end sheets
  • multiple ribbon markers
  • fine imported cloth cover
  • rich foil application on both cover and dust jacket
  • 9 x 12 inches, over 200 pages
  • lavish array of maps and illustrations
  • vintage photographs
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From the Civil War News review, November 2012...............................

Virtually every page of this book teems with stunning lithographs, paintings, broadsides, period photographs and maps. It is a pleasure to hold. In the space of seven appendices, Bowden provides a handy timeline of Lee’s military career and several orders of battle………………………..read more in the Civil War News, published in Nov, 2012


In this handsome volume – the military biography of Robert E. Lee – historian Scott Bowden offers readers a novel treatment of “the pressures confronting Lee in his most daunting hours.”


Despite the gallons of ink that have been spilled assessing the Gray Fox’s strategic thinking and his dealings with cantankerous officers, Bowden’s book makes an original contribution to Lee scholarship.


Rather than simply rehashing tales of familiar battles and campaigns, Bowden takes as his chief subject the intellectual lineage of Lee’s military thought. Noting that Lee was a “diligent student of the military arts,” he argues that the historical examples of Frederick the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar and Napoleon provide an essential context for understanding Lee as military commander.


Wisely conceding that the lack of documentary evidence prevents a historian from determining the precise influence of earlier commanders on Lee, Bowden nonetheless sets forth some revealing parallels to Lee’s behavior on the battlefield. Revisiting Lee’s command decisions allows readers to experience the contingencies and complexities of key moments and to view the complex landscape of warfare in the mid-19th century. ...........………………………..read more in the Civil War News, published in Nov, 2012


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