Lee and His Men at Gettysburg

  • by Clifford Dowdey
  • Narrated by Kevin Stillwell
  • 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates one of the most important battles in U.S. history. With vivid and breathtaking detail, Lee and His Men at Gettysburg is both a historical work and an honorary ode to the almost 50,000 soldiers who died at the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis on the Confederate forces, the book captures the brilliance and frustration of a general forced to contend with overwhelming odds and in-competent subordinates. Dowdey not only presents the facts of war, but brings to life the cast of characters that defined this singular moment in American history.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Kevin Stillwell’s rich voice captures the vivid nuances of Lee and His Men at Gettysburg. a comprehensive history of the Battle of Gettysburg by American writer Clifford Dowdey. His intense performance underlines the importance of the 1863 conflict, which resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths and is considered to be the turning point in the American Civil War. This meticulously researched audiobook focuses on the Confederate troops, led by the brilliant General Robert E. Lee, and the series of events that led to their ultimate downfall.

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"Lively, critical, judicious and scholarly." (Henry Steele Commager, New York Times)

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There's an endless stream of narrative histories and commentaries on the battle of Gettysburg.

This book stands out in it's details about Ewell, Hill and Longstreet, and their difficulties with corps command under Lee's system of "discretionary orders."

Stuart--the obvious scapegoat--also receives a chapter of detailed description about the unhappy results of his discretionary attempt to follow Lee's orders.

Most accounts of the battle have demonstrated Longstreet's reluctance to carry out his orders on the second and third days of the battle. Monster doesn't deviate from this standpoint, but he goes much farther in demonstrating the crippling effect of General Longstreet's unwillingness to follow Lee's plans.

Of Hill and Ewell, their shortcomings likewise emerge in great clarity from the author's description.

The South's failure at Gettysburg is far more comprehensible than ever before, due to the author's insight, and his skill in conveying it.
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- Florindo

great book

well written and accurate. A excellent study of all the events in the three days at Gettysburg. Recommend it to all with an interest in the civil war.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios