Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg--and Why It Failed

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Theorizes that Robert E. Lee had a lesser-known strategy for the battle at Gettysburg that would have enabled a Confederate victory, arguing that the battle-losing decisions attributed to Lee on the third day were in direct contrast with the warfare philosophies he was most likely to employ. 50,000 first printing.

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Tom Carhart has been a lawyer and a historian for the Department of the Army in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of West Point, a decorated Vietnam veteran, and has earned a Ph.D. in American and military history from Princeton University. He is the author of four books of military history and teaches at Mary Washington College near his home in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Using knowledge of Robert E. Lee's education--and copious speculation--the author likens Lee's plan at Gettysburg to one of Napoleon Bonaparte's victorious conflicts. Carhart includes the circumstances of the Civil War and short bios of the principal players. Michael Prichard relieves the tedium of the text with an upbeat and lively approach, without which the listener might perish of boredom. He sounds as though he understands the back-and-forth comparisons of the complicated troop movements of armies fighting decades apart. As always, Prichard pronounces every letter of every word and never makes a mistake in pronunciation. Oh, that all audiobook narrators could make a save like this. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Book Description Putnam Adult, U.S.A., 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. In LOST TRIUMPH Tom Carhart gives us a fresh and fascinating new look at one of the most pivotal moments in American history -- the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1853. It was the decisive moment when the Union forces repelled perhaps America's greatest commander -- the brilliant Robert E. Lee, who had already thrashed a long line of Federal opponents in the preceding days -- just as he was poised at the back door of the nation's capital. It was a time when the fortunes of Lee, President Lincoln, the Confederacy, and the Union hung precariously in the balance. It is a story frozen in the collective American memory as the turning point of the Civil War. Conventional wisdom has held to date, almost without exception, that on the third day of the battle, Lee made one profoundly wong decision. Lee launched "Pickett's Charge," employing only a fifth of his total forces across an open field, up a hill, against the heart of the Union defenses. Most history books have reported that Lee just had one very bad day. But there is much more to the story. This is the first book that offers an entirely new interpretation of the battle. With meticulous detail and startling clarity, Carhart revisits the historic battles Lee taught at West Point while he was superintendent there, those he believed were the essential lessons in the art of war -- the famous victories of Napoleon, Frederick the Great, and Hannibal. The author also reveals what they can tell us about Lee's real strategy, and how the daring of an unproven young general, George Armstrong Custer, frustrated the Confederacy. What Carhart finds will thrill all students of history. A fascinating narrative -- and a bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War -- LOST TRIUMPH suggests Robert E. Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have changed the outcome of this monumental conflict. Bookseller Inventory # 000163

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