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Robert E. Lee: A Life

Robert E. Lee: A Life

Guelzo, Allen C.

Hardcover

Historical FiguresMilitary BiographiesCivil War Period (1850-1877)

Publisher Price: $35.00

ISBN10: 1101946229
ISBN13: 9781101946220
Publisher: Knopf
Published: Sep 28 2021
Pages: 608
Weight: 2.11
Height: 1.50 Width: 6.80 Depth: 9.55
Language: English
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR - 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.

An important contribution to reconciling the myths with the facts. --New York Times Book Review

Robert E. Lee is one of the most confounding figures in American history. Lee betrayed his nation in order to defend his home state and uphold the slave system he claimed to oppose. He was a traitor to the country he swore to serve as an Army officer, and yet he was admired even by his enemies for his composure and leadership. He considered slavery immoral, but benefited from inherited slaves and fought to defend the institution. And behind his genteel demeanor and perfectionism lurked the insecurities of a man haunted by the legacy of a father who stained the family name by declaring bankruptcy and who disappeared when Robert was just six years old.

In Robert E. Lee, the award-winning historian Allen Guelzo has written the definitive biography of the general, following him from his refined upbringing in Virginia high society, to his long career in the U.S. Army, his agonized decision to side with Virginia when it seceded from the Union, and his leadership during the Civil War. Above all, Guelzo captures Robert E. Lee in all his complexity--his hypocrisy and courage, his outward calm and inner turmoil, his honor and his disloyalty.

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