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Lee's Last Campaign: The Story of Lee and His Men against Grant-1864
     

Lee's Last Campaign: The Story of Lee and His Men against Grant-1864

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by Clifford Dowdey, Robert K. Krick (Introduction)
 

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No history is more beautifully written than this one covering General Robert E. Lee's last campaign with the Army of Northern Virginia from early May to mid-June of 1864. Here the aging Lee is shown improvising strategy with a brilliance that cannot reduce the hopelessness of his situation. With the ghost of a once great army, he is caught between the overwhelming

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No history is more beautifully written than this one covering General Robert E. Lee's last campaign with the Army of Northern Virginia from early May to mid-June of 1864. Here the aging Lee is shown improvising strategy with a brilliance that cannot reduce the hopelessness of his situation. With the ghost of a once great army, he is caught between the overwhelming might of the Union forces and the crippling restrictions of his own government.

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New York Herald Tribune

"A distinguished study of Lee's operations from the Wilderness to Petersburg. Dowdey is both exciting and provocative as he analyzes the frustrating restrictions which surrounded Lee during this crucial campaign."—David Donald, New York Herald Tribune

— David Donald

New York Times Book Review

"In many ways this is the best study yet made of Lee’s last desperate campaign in the open field."—Bruce Catton, New York Times Book Review

— Bruce Catton

New York Herald Tribune - David Donald
"A distinguished study of Lee's operations from the Wilderness to Petersburg. Dowdey is both exciting and provocative as he analyzes the frustrating restrictions which surrounded Lee during this crucial campaign."—David Donald, New York Herald Tribune
New York Times Book Review - Bruce Catton
"In many ways this is the best study yet made of Lee’s last desperate campaign in the open field."—Bruce Catton, New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803265950
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Pages:
415
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Lee's Last Campaign is cinematic in its vividness and immediacy, a triumph of style and substance by Clifford Dowdey, the author of The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee (1964), also reprinted as a Bison Book. Robert K. Krick, the author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain (1990), has written an introduction for both books.

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Lee's Last Campaign: The Story of Lee and His Men Against Grant-1864 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
rebelKK More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago