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Battle of wills : Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the last year of the Civil War, by David Alan Johnson

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Battle of wills : Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the last year of the Civil War
Title
Battle of wills
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Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the last year of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
by David Alan Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Historians have long analyzed the battles and the military strategies that brought the American Civil War to an end. Going beyond tactics and troop maneuvers, this book concentrates on the characters of the two opposing generals--Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant--showing how their different temperaments ultimately determined the course of the war. As author David Alan Johnson explains, Grant's dogged and fearless determination eventually gained the upper hand over Lee's arguably superior military brilliance. Delving into their separate upbringings, the book depicts Grant as a working-class man from Ohio and Lee as a Virginia aristocrat. Both men were strongly influenced by their fathers. Grant learned a lesson in determination as he watched his father overcome economic hardships to make a successful living as a tanner and leather goods dealer. By contrast, Lee did his best to become the polar opposite of his father, a man whose bankruptcy and imprisonment for unpaid debts brought disgrace upon the family. Lee cultivated a manner of unimpeachable respectability and patrician courtesy, which in the field of battle did not always translate into decisive orders. Underscoring the tragedy of this fratricidal conflict, the author recounts episodes from the earlier Mexican war (1846-1848), when Grant and Lee and many other officers who would later oppose each other were comrades in arms. This vivid narrative brings to life a crucial turning point in American history, showing how character and circumstances combined to have a decisive influence on the course of events"--
  • "Shows how the outcome of the Civil War was influenced by the opposing commanders' different backgrounds, personalities, and outlooks"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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973.8/2092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E470
LC item number
.J715 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Battle of wills : Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the last year of the Civil War, by David Alan Johnson
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Battle of wills : Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and the last year of the Civil War, by David Alan Johnson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index
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volume
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nc
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24 cm
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Extent
317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781633882454
Lccn
2016021593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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40026721009
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illustrations, maps
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ocn945719292

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