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The Resource The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history, Jonathan Horn

The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history, Jonathan Horn

Label
The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history
Title
The man who would not be Washington
Title remainder
Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Horn
Title variation
Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed history
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of leaders across a divided land. Both North and South knew Robert E. Lee as the son of George Washington's most famous eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington's adopted child. Each side sought his service for high command. Lee could choose only one. Here, former White House speechwriter Jonathan Horn reveals how the officer most associated with Washington went to war against the Union that Washington had forged. This extensively researched and gracefully written biography follows Lee through married life, military glory, and misfortune. The story that emerges is more complicated, more tragic, and more illuminating than the familiar tale. As Washington was the man who would not be king, Lee was the man who would not be Washington. The choice was Lee's. The story is America's.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
H749 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history, Jonathan Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the view -- Part I. Antebellum -- Foundering father -- A Potomac son -- Lee's union -- Part II. Casus belli -- Half slave, half free -- Washington's sword -- The decision -- Part III. Bellum -- The battle for Arlington -- The last heir -- White House burning -- Emancipation -- The indispensable man -- The cemetery -- Part IV. Postbellum -- Washington and Lee -- Epilogue: the bridge
Control code
ocn897632324
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748566
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014029702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)897632324
Label
The man who would not be Washington : Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history, Jonathan Horn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the view -- Part I. Antebellum -- Foundering father -- A Potomac son -- Lee's union -- Part II. Casus belli -- Half slave, half free -- Washington's sword -- The decision -- Part III. Bellum -- The battle for Arlington -- The last heir -- White House burning -- Emancipation -- The indispensable man -- The cemetery -- Part IV. Postbellum -- Washington and Lee -- Epilogue: the bridge
Control code
ocn897632324
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748566
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014029702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)897632324

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