- Author:Lesley J. Gordon
- Publisher:The University of North Carolina Press; First Edition edition (December 7, 1998)
- Pages:288 pages
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Lesley Gordon's study of George E. Pickett explores the reality of the .
Lesley Gordon's study of George E. Pickett explores the reality of the general's life as well as its romanticized version that survived through the generations. It is the fascinating story of a mediocre military leader who became, through his wife's efforts, one of the heroes of the Lost Cause. Excellent military history informed by recent scholarship in social history, General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend provides a sophisticated analysis of one of the Civil War's most memorable figures. Journal of Southern History.
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Gordon, Lesley J. (Lesley Jill). General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend /. by Lesley J. Gordon. p. cm. - (Civil War America). It was the amazing and passionate love story that impressed him: The author has pictured as no other could have done the home life and the home love of one of the Confederacy’s greatest leaders, and the book has all the interest of a beautiful, pathetic romance, around which glows the halo of truth.
By investigating the central role played by his wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon illuminates Pickett's legend as well as his life.
Start by marking General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend as Want to Read . George E. Pickett is among the most famous Confederate generals of the Civil War. But even today he remains imperfectly understood, a figure shrouded in Lost Cause mythology. Pickett in Life and Legend as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. By investigating the central role played by his wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon George E.
Her first book, published in 1998, was a biography of the Confederate general George E. Pickett, famed for his failed charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Gordon, Lesley J. (1998). Pickett in Life and Legend. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press. ISBN 978-0-8078-5427-3. Gordon argued that Pickett's posthumous reputation as tragic hero of the Lost Cause was largely the creation of his wife, LaSalle Pickett, who made a living giving talks about her deceased husband on the lecture circuit for more than fifty years after his death, and that his actual achievements were more modest. ; Fellman, Michael; Sutherland, Daniel E. (2003).
Pickett, George E. 1825-1875. Pickett, La Salle Corbell, 1848-1931. Generals - Confederate States of America - Biography. Generals' spouses - Confederate States of America - Biography. United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Biography. University of North Carolina Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on July 13, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).
Pickett's career was solid but not stellar, and Gordon covers it in balanced detail. The story gathers momentum with Pickett's marriage in 1864 to his third wife, LaSalle, and his command at Gettysburg. Following the war, the financially ruined couple fled to Canada to escape prosecution for war crimes, and Pickett was forced to lobby his West Point classmate Ulysses S. Grant for a pardon.
LESLEY GORDON's book makes several distinctive contributions to the literature on Civil War soldiers. Pickett, whose wife, LaSalle Corbell Pickett, helped reshape his image in the postwar years through mendacious autobiographical writing and plain forgery, offers a perfect subject for this last exploration.
The man who gave his name to the greatest failed frontal attack in American military history, George E.