The Seven Days: The Emergence of Lee

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U of Nebraska Press, 1964 - History - 380 pages
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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

Passion Spins the Plot
19
n We Are Betrayed by What Is False Within
39
1n Lee Plays at Machiavelli
63
1v Seven Pines
84
Fair Oaks
106
v1 End of Retreats
131
VH General Orders No 75
148
v111 The Early Work of a Master
168
1x A Study of Stress
193
x1 Gone Away
246
x11 The Day of Prince John
259
xn1 Between the Plan and the Execution
282
xrv The Last Day
316
Aftermath
347
Acknowledgments
361
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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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