Cover image for Lee moves north : Robert E. Lee on the offensive
Title:
Lee moves north : Robert E. Lee on the offensive
Author:
Palmer, Michael A.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : John Wiley, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xiii, 189 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780471164012
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library E467.1.L4 P25 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Lee Moves North "A revisionist look at Lee's career . detailed and interesting." --Orlando Sentinel "Michael Palmer says that Robert E. Lee was 145;a man of military genius'--but only when he was reacting to a Union attack. When he analyzes Lee on the offensive, Palmer labels him a woefully inadequate general. Powerfully written, this no-holds-barred criticism of Lee the general will shake long-held perceptions of historians and buffs. Like this book or not, it is must reading." --John F. Marszalek, Mississippi State University author of Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order "A superb study--one that provides refreshingly new insight into the generalship of Robert E. Lee .a must for Civil War and military historians." --William N. Still Jr., coauthor of Why the South Lost "A unique and careful analysis of Lee's generalship #133;an excellent and persuasive consideration of the Marble Man." --Alan T. Nolan, author of Lee Considered Reconsidering a Confederate Legend . In a boldly revisionist look at the career, leadership capability, and decisive battles of the venerated General Robert E. Lee, prize-winning historian Michael Palmer delivers a riveting new perspective on one of the most compelling figures in United States history.


Author Notes

MICHAEL A. PALMER is a military and naval historian and an associate professor of history at East Carolina University. He is the author of Stoddert's War, winner of the prestigious Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. Mr. Palmer lives in Greenville, North Carolina.


Table of Contents

The Maryland Campaign
The Gettysburg Campaign
The Bristoe Station Campaign
Conclusions
Maps
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

Google Preview