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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 American history
Title variation remainder
Robert E. Lees Civil War and his decision that changed American history
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The riveting true story of Robert E. Lee, the brilliant soldier bound by marriage to George Washington's family but turned by war against Washington's crowning achievement, the Union. 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 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. In The Man Who Would Not Be Washington, 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. More complicated because the unresolved question of slavery--the driver of disunion--was among the personal legacies that Lee inherited from Washington. More tragic because the Civil War destroyed the people and places connecting Lee to Washington in agonizing and astonishing ways. More illuminating because the battle for Washington's legacy shaped the nation that America is today. 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. A must-read for those passionate about history, The Man Who Would Not Be Washington introduces Jonathan Horn as a masterly voice in the field
Summary
In The Man Who Would Not Be Washington, 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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392109
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
H749 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Robert E. Lee's Civil War and his decision that changed American history
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 257-348) 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
20366612
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748566
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn897632324
  • (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 257-348) 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
20366612
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 369 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476748566
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014029702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn897632324
  • (OCoLC)897632324

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