Robert E Lee A Biography

Robert E. Lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the American story. But in life, Thomas writes, Lee was both more and less than his legend. Here is the man behind the legend.

Robert E  Lee  A Biography

Robert E Lee A Biography

"The best and most balanced of the Lee biographies."—New York Review of Books The life of Robert E. Lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph—triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty Mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the Confederate army in the American Civil War. But late in life Lee confessed that he "was always wanting something." In this probing and personal biography, Emory Thomas reveals more than the man himself did. Robert E. Lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the American story. But in life, Thomas writes, Lee was both more and less than his legend. Here is the man behind the legend.

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Robert E. Lee: A Biography
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Emory M. Thomas
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-06-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

"The best and most balanced of the Lee biographies."—New York Review of Books The life of Robert E. Lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph—triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty Mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph
Robert E. Lee and Me
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Ty Seidule
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-11 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

"Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency." --Ron Chernow In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate
The Making of Robert E. Lee
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Michael Fellman
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-04-07 - Publisher: JHU Press

With rigorous research and unprecedented insight into Robert E. Lee's personal and public lives, Michael Fellman here uncovers the intelligent, ambitious, and often troubled man behind the legend, exploring his life within the social, cultural, and political context of the nineteenth-century American South.
Reading the Man
Language: en
Pages: 688
Authors: Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-05-03 - Publisher: Penguin

“Pryor’s biography helps part with a lot of stupid out there about Lee – chiefly, that he was, somehow, ‘anti-slavery.’” – Ta-Nehisi Coates, theatlantic.com An “unorthodox, critical, and engaging biography” (Boston Globe) – Winner of The Lincoln Prize Robert E. Lee is remembered by history as a tragic figure, stoic
Robert E. Lee
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Allen C. Guelzo
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-28 - Publisher: Knopf

From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate general in all his complexity—his hypocrisy and courage, his inner turmoil and outward calm, his disloyalty and his honor. Robert E. Lee is one of the most

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