Clouds of Glory

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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.


  • 01-Clouds of Glory

    Duração: 41s
  • 02-Quotes and Preface

    Duração: 01h18min
  • 03-Chapter One

    Duração: 01h12min
  • 04-Chapter Two

    Duração: 01h28min
  • 05-Chapter Three

    Duração: 01h06min
  • 06-The great river

    Duração: 01h13s
  • 07-Chapter Four

    Duração: 01h19min
  • 08-It is 280 miles

    Duração: 01h11min
  • 09-Chapter Five

    Duração: 01h14min
  • 10-Of course people

    Duração: 01h20min
  • 11-Chapter Six

    Duração: 01h15min
  • 12-The two immediate

    Duração: 01h19min
  • 13-Even the date of

    Duração: 01h12min
  • 14-Chapter Seven

    Duração: 01h10min
  • 15-One thing that

    Duração: 01h07min
  • 16-Mechanicsville-June

    Duração: 40min
  • 17-Gaines's Mill-June

    Duração: 45min
  • 18-Battle of Savage's Station

    Duração: 49min
  • 19-Chapter Eight

    Duração: 01h24min
  • 20-Once Pope escaped

    Duração: 01h25min
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