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The Resource Crucible of commmand : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged, William C. Davis

Crucible of commmand : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged, William C. Davis

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Crucible of commmand : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged
Title
Crucible of commmand
Title remainder
Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged
Statement of responsibility
William C. Davis
Title variation
Crucible of command
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
They met in person only four times, yet these two men - Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee - determined the outcome of America's most divisive war and cast larger-than-life shadows over their reunited nation. They came from vastly different backgrounds: Lee from a distinguished family of waning fortunes; Grant, a young man on the make in a new America. Differing circumstances colored their outlooks on life: Lee, the melancholy realist; Grant, the incurable optimist. Then came the Civil War that made them both commanders of armies, leaders of men, and heroes to the multitudes of Americans then and since who rightfully place them in the pantheon of our greatest soldiers. Forged in battle as generals, these two otherwise very different men became almost indistinguishable in their instincts, attributes, attitudes, and skills in command. Each the subject of innumerable biographies, Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee have never before been paired as they are here. Exploring their personalities, their characters, their ethical and moral compasses, and their political and military worlds, William C. Davis, one of America's preeminent historians, uses substantial, newly discovered evidence on both men to find surprising similarities between them, as well as new insights and unique interpretations on how their lives prepared them for the war they fought and influenced how they fought it. Crucible of Command is both a gripping narrative of the final year of the war and a fresh, revealing portrait of these two great commanders as they took each other's measure across the battlefield with the aid of millions of men
Summary
Profiles the lives of these two great Civil War commanders who came from vastly different backgrounds, exploring their personalities, their characters, their ethical and moral compasses, and their political and military worlds
Biography type
collective biography
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10392560
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467
LC item number
.D33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee : the war they fought, the peace they forged
Label
Crucible of commmand : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged, William C. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-607) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Icons -- Sons and fathers -- School of the soldier -- Fighting on the same side -- Times of trial -- A crisis made for them -- "What has become of Gen. Lee?", "Who is General Grant?" -- Lee frustrated and Grant victorious -- Shiloh and sevens -- Lee victorious and Grant frustrated -- "What have we to live for if not victories?" -- Two rivers to cross -- July 1863 -- Hints of the inevitable -- "If defeated nothing will be left us to live for" -- "A mere question of time" -- Meeting again -- Grant and Lee in 1868 -- The last meeting
Control code
20370004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 629 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822452
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013497767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024466776
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868039681
  • (OCoLC)868039681
Label
Crucible of commmand : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee -- the war they fought, the peace they forged, William C. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 593-607) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Icons -- Sons and fathers -- School of the soldier -- Fighting on the same side -- Times of trial -- A crisis made for them -- "What has become of Gen. Lee?", "Who is General Grant?" -- Lee frustrated and Grant victorious -- Shiloh and sevens -- Lee victorious and Grant frustrated -- "What have we to live for if not victories?" -- Two rivers to cross -- July 1863 -- Hints of the inevitable -- "If defeated nothing will be left us to live for" -- "A mere question of time" -- Meeting again -- Grant and Lee in 1868 -- The last meeting
Control code
20370004
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 629 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822452
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013497767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40024466776
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868039681
  • (OCoLC)868039681

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