Lee Moves North: Robert E. Lee on the Offensive

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Lee Moves North "A revisionist look at Lee's career . detailed and interesting." --Orlando Sentinel "Michael Palmer says that Robert E. Lee was 145;a man of military genius'--but only when he was reacting to a Union attack. When he analyzes Lee on the offensive, Palmer labels him a woefully inadequate general. Powerfully written, this no-holds-barred criticism of Lee the general will shake long-held perceptions of historians and buffs. Like this book or not, it is must reading." --John F. Marszalek, Mississippi ...
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Lee Moves North "A revisionist look at Lee's career . detailed and interesting." --Orlando Sentinel "Michael Palmer says that Robert E. Lee was 145;a man of military genius'--but only when he was reacting to a Union attack. When he analyzes Lee on the offensive, Palmer labels him a woefully inadequate general. Powerfully written, this no-holds-barred criticism of Lee the general will shake long-held perceptions of historians and buffs. Like this book or not, it is must reading." --John F. Marszalek, Mississippi State University author of Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order "A superb study--one that provides refreshingly new insight into the generalship of Robert E. Lee .a must for Civil War and military historians." --William N. Still Jr., coauthor of Why the South Lost "A unique and careful analysis of Lee's generalship #133;an excellent and persuasive consideration of the Marble Man." --Alan T. Nolan, author of Lee Considered Reconsidering a Confederate Legend . In a boldly revisionist look at the career, leadership capability, and decisive battles of the venerated General Robert E. Lee, prize-winning historian Michael Palmer delivers a riveting new perspective on one of the most compelling figures in United States history.
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Alan T. Nolan
``A unique and careful analysis of Lee's generalship...concentrates on Lee's conduct when on the strategic offensive...It is an excellent and persuasive consideration of the Marble Man.'' -- author of ``Lee Considered: General R.E. Lee and Civil War History
Jeffrey D. Wert
``Michael Palmer has written a good book that offers some provocative analysis of Robert E. Lee as a general...[It] should inspire discussion among Civil War students.'' -- author of ``General James Longstreet'' and ``General Custer''
William N. Still, Jr.
``A superb study; one that provides refreshingly new insight into the generalship of Robert E. Lee...a must for Civil War and military historians.'' -- co-author of ``Why the South Lost''
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  • ISBN-13: 9780471350590
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/23/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Palmer is an associate professor of history at East Carolina University. He is the author of several military and maritime histories, including Stoddert's War, winner of the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. Mr. Palmer lives in Greenville, North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

The Maryland Campaign.

The Gettysburg Campaign.

The Bristoe Station Campaign.

Conclusions.

Maps.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Acknowledgments.

Index.

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