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Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen

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To some, Robert E. Lee is a beloved general, held in the highest regard. To others, he is one of history's most paradoxical heroes. He fought passionately to defend his homeland and was one of the nation's greatest soldiers, yet his name is often inextricably linked with slavery and secession. andlt;BRandgt; In 1861 Lee was Lincoln's first choice to lead the Union troops in the Civil War. But a strong loyalty to Virginia held Lee back. Instead he chose to become the commanding officer of the Confederacy. Lee had great success in battle by spitting his forces and unleashing suprise attacks. His victory at Chancellorville, where his troops soundly defeated an enemy twice their size, remains the most astonishing. andlt;BRandgt; However, only when he surrendered in 1865 did the nation understand the kind of man Robert E. Lee truly was. He was kind and loving, giving all of himself to a reconciliation between the North and the South. In this meticulously researched biography, James I. Robertson explores the life of one of the most revered — and misunderstood — Civil War Generals.

Synopsis:

A renowned Civil War historian unravels the many myths surrounding one of the South's most complicated generals. A variety of photographs and illustrations complete this comprehensive biography. Illustrations and photos.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;James I. Robertson Jr.andlt;/Bandgt; is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He published the definitive adult biography of Stonewall Jackson, andlt;Iandgt;Stonewall Jackson: the Man, the Soldier, the Legend,andlt;/Iandgt; and also wrote andlt;Iandgt;Standing Like a Stone Wallandlt;/Iandgt; for young adults. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Contents Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter I The Making of a Soldier

Chapter II Nation versus Country

Chapter III Rocky Path to Army Command

Chapter IV Brilliance in the Field

Chapter V The Bloodiest Day

Chapter VI Loss of an Arm

Chapter VII Gettysburg

Chapter VIII Forced on the Defensive

Chapter IX From Siege to Defeat

Chapter X National Symbol

Notes

Works Cited

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689857317
Author:
Robertson, James I.
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Author:
Jr., James I. Robertson
Author:
Robertson
Author:
Robertson Jr, James I.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Historical
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
People & Places - United States
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Biography / Autobiography
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Confederate states of america
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
P0318.
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt; b-w int. photos
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 23.415 oz
Age Level:
12-17

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