Lee Moves North: Robert E. Lee on the Offensive :: Michael A. Palmer

Lee Moves North: Robert E. Lee on the Offensive :: Michael A. Palmer soon to be presented for sale on the exceptional BookLovers of Bath web site!

New York, Chichester, Brisbane, Toronto & Singapore: John Wiley & Sons, 1998, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Maps;

From the cover: In a brilliant, revisionist look at the career, leadership capability, and decisive campaigns of the legendary Robert E. Lee, historian Michael A. Palmer offers a compelling new portrait of one of the most enigmatic and controversial figures of the Civil War.

Venerated on both sides of the conflict, Lee nevertheless had and continues to have passionate detractors. Those who dispute his place in history claim that the real Robert E. Lee was a soldier whose faults were so marked that he not only failed to defend the Confederacy, but also was himself a cause of its undoing. The truth, Palmer shows, is more complex, for while Lee displayed undisputed tactical brilliance when fighting on the defensive, his strategic offensives often led to disaster.

Lee Moves North explains, in riveting detail, why a commander who won a spectacular success at Chancellorsvil…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I beguile you with my offerings from my intriguing Military catalogue?



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