Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee

by Michael Korda
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Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was thrilled reading Clouds of Glory. I knew a little about Robert E. Lee from high school, but this book really delivered! I was impressed with the level of detail. I really felt like I came away from this book knowing the ins and outs of Lee’s successes, struggles, failures, and priorities. What an amazing man and what an amazing book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Still reading the book. The information that is actually about Robert E. Lee, his life, his family, and career is very informative. But the author's incessant editorial about slavery and what he thought Robert E. Lee should have thought is very distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book is great.....editorial staff failed. It seems on almost every page I found a grammatical error, which distracts from the book. I hope they correct these with the paperback version. I started to keep track of the errors, but they became too numerous. It's obvious they used spell check, not "human" check that could have caught errors like "there" versus "their." Also, look at the photos of Lee's daughters....one is mislabeled as one of his sons. Numerous times phrases were repeated in a sentence...pg "It would be difficult to find a more a more....." What ever happened to professional editing? I also agree with the review below....what historian/writer worth his or her salt uses Wikipedia as reference multiple times?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent account of one of the most respected officers in American history. Commonly, when you read about Lee's feats and campaigns, it's a dry account of the facts. Here, you get to understand the man, his character, his devotion to family and career. If you like to read good history, I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any historian who cited Wikipedia and popular fiction as sources (as this author does) would have flunked out of any class I ever taught or took. Popular and revisionist, and would have benefited from tight editing and proofreading. A lot of dates are wrong.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Well-written biography of a favorite son of the South
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Would have given this book four stars but the above subject words were used too much, once within several pages. However the book was very interesting, just needed a good editor. S
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Other vendors screen reviews before posting.  I get tired of having to scroll through garbage to read a legitimate review! But I want to read this book, so I will give it 4 stars.
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The 1 star rating is Not for the book. There is no point checking this page for reviews when idiots continue to post nonsense remarks like most of the ones here.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am related to Robert E. Lee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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