By Michael Korda
In Clouds of Glory: The lifestyles and Legend of Robert E. Lee, Michael Korda, the New York Times bestselling biographer of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ulysses S. provide, and T. E. Lawrence, has written the 1st significant biography of Lee in approximately two decades, bringing to lifestyles one among America's maximum, so much iconic heroes.
Korda paints a bright and admiring portrait of Lee as a normal and a faithful kin guy who, even though he disliked slavery and used to be now not in desire of secession, grew to become down command of the Union military in 1861 simply because he couldn't "draw his sword" opposed to his personal youngsters, his buddies, and his liked Virginia. He used to be without doubt America's preeminent army chief, as calm, dignified, and commanding a presence in defeat as he used to be in victory. Lee's popularity has in basic terms grown within the one hundred fifty years because the Civil struggle, and Korda covers in groundbreaking element all of Lee's battles and strains the making of an outstanding man's indisputable popularity on either side of the Mason-Dixon Line, positioning him eventually because the symbolic martyr-hero of the Southern Cause.
Clouds of Glory gains dozens of wonderful illustrations, a few by no means earlier than obvious, together with 8 pages of colour, 16 pages of black-and-white, and approximately fifty conflict maps.
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