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Bundy, Carol 1958-

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Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 562 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: E467.1.L6, B
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Most widely held works by Carol Bundy
The nature of sacrifice : a biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64 by Carol Bundy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., led a brief, intense life: born in 1835 to a Boston family that for more than a century was a guiding force in the history of New England, Lowell died in 1864 during the battle of Cedar Creek, mortally wounded before the crucial Union victory there. In this intimate portrait of a privileged young Yankee who became a battle-hardened solider and revered officer, Carol Bundy draws on a wealth of family papers and unexamined public archives to display the lasting influence Lowell had on his and subsequent generations. With his almost unerring ability to understand the implications of a situation and to act accordingly, Lowell came to symbolize the perfection of a gentleman officer and, with his death, the lost promise of New England."
The nature of sacrifice : a biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr. by Carol Bundy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this intimate portrait of a privileged young Yankee who became a battle-hardened soldier and revered officer, Carol Bundy draws on a wealth of family papers and unexamined public archives to display the lasting influence Lowell had on his and subsequent generations. With his almost unerring ability to understand the implications of a situation and to act accordingly, Lowell came to symbolize the perfection of a gentleman officer and, with his death, the lost promise of New England."
The nature of sacrifice : a biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr. : 1835-1864 by Carol Bundy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of sacrifice a biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr. by Carol Bundy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
What are we dying for, and is the sacrifice worth it? This is a question soldiers always ponder in war. In The Nature Of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64, Carol Bundy tells the remarkable story of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr.'s brief, intense life, and eloquently explores the psychological and social forces that turned an idealistic young man into a soldier who killed, a commander who led, and a son and husband who risked his life on behalf of a greater good. Rarely in Union narratives do you find so compelling and romantic a tale. A biography of Charlie Lowell is a chance to tell the story of the Civil War from the point of view of the children of the Transcendentalists: steeped in idealism, these young men yearned for practical applications. Lowell believed that the world advances by "impossibilities achieved." The American experiment in democracy was one; the abolition of slavery another. But the impossibility Lowell had in mind was not the miracle of industrial advancement that was sweeping the nation, but the abolition of slavery. Lowell volunteered in the Union Cavalry and in 1862 served on General McClellan's staff. In 1864 he joined the Cavalry Corps under Sheridan, commanding the Reserve Brigade. Carol Bundy's account of Lowell's war years, shadowed by the deaths of his brother, cousins, and friends, is unsparing in its depiction of his work in helping to form the fabled 54th Regiment of black volunteers, fighting Colonel Mosby's guerillas, implementing Grant's orders to destroy the Shenandoah Valley, and participating in the notorious Front Royal Affair, when Confederate prisoners were tortured and executed. Bundy's vivid biography, based on rich public archives and a wealth of family papers, shows in persuasive detail the antebellum Boston of Lowell's privileged childhood transformed by his father's unexpected bankruptcy and by the national controversy over slavery
The nature of sacrifice : a biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1935-64 by Carol Bundy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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