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Titre : LEE'S LIEUTENANTS, A STUDY IN COMMAND -- ...
Éditeur : Charles Scribner's Sons
Etat du livre : Good
Description du livre Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1972. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with some minor wear to the cover or edges and corners but with a hard board cover that has a tight binding. The pages are clean, crisp, and uncreased with some writing on the first blank end page. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "This is Volume Three of Douglas Southall Freeman's masterful "Lee's Lieutenants" begins with the fateful Battle of Brandy Station, at which Confederate Cavalry commander Jeb Stuart is surprised and embarrassed by his Union counterparts in a closely fought combat. The supposed stain on his honor would prompt the proud Stuart to exceed his orders during the Gettysburg campaign, leaving General Lee for days without good information about his Union opponents. Lee and the vaunted Army of Northern Virginia would stumble into a pitched and bloody three-day battle at Gettysburg; the South would never recover from its losses, especially in general officers. Freeman closely tracks the last two years of the Civil War, as attrition of leadership forced Lee to reach deeper into the ranks for commanders. Some, such as John Gordon, shone as commanders. Some others were less than equal to the challenge. Worst of all, in Union General Grant, Lee faced an opponent prepared to fight to the death, that of the Army of Northern Virginia. The ending of the narrative has all the qualities of a tragedy, as Lee's army is bled nearly death at the Siege of Petersburg. Freeman tells the story with superb narrative skills, but wisely places his conclusions up front, lest they detract from the story of the road to Appomattox. His conclusions remain relevant to Civil Historians, while the narrative should continue to appeal to the general reader." ; 8.90 X 6.30 X 2.60 inches; 862 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 9419