Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg Campaign

Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg Campaign

by Scott Bowden, Bill Ward
     
 

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Long after nearly fifty thousand soldiers shed their blood there, serious misunderstandings persist about Robert E. Lee's generalship at Gettysburg. What were Lee's choices before, during, and after the battle? What did he know that caused him to act as he did? Last Chance for Victory addresses these issues by studying Lee's decisions and the military intelligence he…  See more details below

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Long after nearly fifty thousand soldiers shed their blood there, serious misunderstandings persist about Robert E. Lee's generalship at Gettysburg. What were Lee's choices before, during, and after the battle? What did he know that caused him to act as he did? Last Chance for Victory addresses these issues by studying Lee's decisions and the military intelligence he possessed when each was made. Packed with new information and original research, Last Chance for Victory draws alarming conclusions to complex issues with precision and clarity. Readers will never look at Robert E. Lee and Gettysburg the same way again.

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B. D. Patterson
Last Chance for Victory is the most insightful work on the generalship of Robert E. Lee and on the character and fighting power of the Army of Northern Virginia since Douglas Southall Freeman's Lee's Lieutenants.
The battle for Gettysburg during the American Civil War was the turning point leading that would inevitably conclude in the defeat of the Confederate forces at the hands of the Union armies. Almost 50,000 men were killed or wounded in this singular conflict which has became the most exhaustively researched by scholarship and studied by Civil War buffs seeking to understand the military dynamics of America's deadliest conflict. Of particular interest has been Robert E. Lee's generalship during the campaign and battle, clouded over time by myth, legend, and misunderstanding. In Last Chance For Victory: Robert E. Lee And The Gettysburg Campaign, Scott Bowden and Bill Ward effectively collaborate to study the choices made by General Lee, including why and how he made them, and what his options were — including the one's he chose not to take. Ground breaking, occasionally iconoclastic, Last Chance For Victory is a superbly researched, ably presented, and welcome contribution to the growing library of Civil War literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306812613
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
05/16/2003
Pages:
644
Sales rank:
708,013
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.27(d)

Meet the Author

Scott Bowden is an award-winning author of twenty- two books on Napoleonic and American military history. He lives in Arlington, Texas.

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