About the Book

From award-winning author Scott Bowden comes the ground-breaking study of the Seven Days Campaign of 1862, Robert E. Lee at War – Hope Arises from Despair.

Robert E. Lee at War – Hope Arises from Despair is an unprecedented investigation of the military mind of the man that many regard as America’s greatest general. This book examines titanic struggle for Richmond in the Seven Days Campaign of 1862 between Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. 

Importantly, this study does not merely recount what happened on the battlefield but goes further to analyze why Lee made command decisions and how they were influenced by his knowledge of history and the military art. Award-winning author Scott Bowden answers these questions with fresh insights based on rigorous research.

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