Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged

by William C. Davis

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Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here. In Crucible of Command, William C. Davis, one of America's preeminent historians, presents a thoroughly fresh portrait of these great commanders, revealing their personalities, their character, their ethical and moral compasses, and their political and military worlds as they took each other's measure across the battlefield. The result is history at its finest and one of the great books on the Civil War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306824166
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 07/05/2016
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 817,158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

William C. Davis is the author or editor of more than fifty books in the fields of Civil War and Southern history, as well as numerous documentary screenplays. The only four-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Award, he is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and serves on several other consultative bodies. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Introduction: Icons
1. Sons and Fathers
2. School of the Soldier
3. Fighting on the Same Side
4. Times of Trial
5. A Crisis Made for Them
6. “What Has Become of Gen. Lee?”—”Who Is General Grant?”
7. Lee Frustrated and Grant Victorious
8. Shiloh and Sevens
9. Lee Victorious and Grant Frustrated
10. “What have we to live for if not victories?”
11. Two Rivers to Cross
12. July 1863
13. Hints of the Inevitable
14. “If defeated nothing will be left us to live for.”
15. “A mere question of time.”
16. Meeting Again
17. Grant and Lee in 1868
18. The Last Meeting

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