The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee

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U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 380 pages
The Seven Days memorably depicts a turning point in the war and in American history. "It is an examination of the critical moments when history goes off on a new course".-Bruce Catton, American Heritage. "[Dowdey] admirably blends fact and human interest in fine historical writing. This book is essential to any collections on American history and the Civil War".-Library Journal.
 

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This is the first book by this author that I have read and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the book very much for a number of reasons. It was well written and full of interesting details. The ... Read full review

Contents

Lee Plays at Machiavelli
63
Seven Pines
76
Fair Oaks
85
End of Retreats
131
General Orders No 75
148
The Early Work of a Master
168
A Study of Stress
193
Battle of Decision
211
The Day of Prince John
259
Between the Plan and the Execution
282
The Last
316
Aftermath
347
Acknowledgments
361
Index
368
61
375
Copyright

Gone Away
246

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Clifford Dowdey's other works include Lee's Last Campaign: The Story of Lee and His Men against Grant--1864. Robert K. Krick, whose introduction to The Seven Days takes up current scholarship, is the author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain, winner of the Douglas Southall Freeman Award.

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