A review of the man who would not be washington: robert e lee's civil war and his decision that changed american history, by jonathan horn and clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, by michael korda here hasn't been a standard biography of robert e lee since 1995, when. Few figures in american history are more divisive, contradictory or elusive than robert e lee, the reluctant, tragic leader of the confederate army, who died in his beloved virginia at age 63 in 1870, five years after the end of the civil war in a new biography, robert e lee, roy blount, jr, treats lee as a man of competing. Book your tickets online for arlington house - the robert e lee memorial, arlington: see 811 reviews, articles, and 318 photos of arlington house - the robert e lee memorial, ranked no11 on tripadvisor among 109 attractions in arlington. General robert e lee is known as a hero of the south to some and a flawed military strategist to others learn more at biographycom. Robert e lee: biography of robert e lee, confederate commander of the army of northern virginia and later (1865) all southern armies during the american civil war. Former simon & schuster editor in chief and acclaimed biographer korda (hero: life and legend of lawrence of arabia, 2010) is well-acquainted with heroes of the ages and has learned to present his subjects as true human beings with foibles, faults and failures robert e lee's (1807-1870) days at west. Lee considered: general robert e lee and civil war history robert e lee drawing by david levine the journalist-historian douglas southall freeman, whose four-volume biography of lee won the pulitzer prize in 1935 and did more to shape our image of lee—indeed of the civil war—than. Thomas, a distinguished historian of the civil war (the confederacy as a revolutionary experience), has written a major analytical biography of robert e lee synthesizing printed and manuscript sourc.
Robert e lee has been the most famous of all of those being reconsidered and his memory was a focal point of the events in charlottesville, virginia, last weekend thomas is far more balanced than freeman, and offers fascinating material about lee's parents and private life in general i found his. Robert e lee has 504 ratings and 29 reviews tom said: you ever read a biography and wish you could meet the subject this is one of those books gives. Before going on to address the main body of the book it might be well to just state that i write this review not as a rebuttal to the author's claims but as an assessment of its value as a fair conclusion to arrive at when reviewing all the facts in doing so i do not intend to whitewash robert lee, that he made mistakes, sometimes.
'trinity,” a striking painting on exhibit at the ogden museum of southern art in new orleans, depicts jesus christ, elvis presley and robert e lee, each adorned with a halo whatever elvis's claim to. The making of robert e lee by michael fellman (new york: random house, 2000 pp xx, 360 $2995) over all studies of robert e lee loom two imposing figures, douglas southall free- man and lee himself freeman's massive, pulitzer prize–winning biography has discouraged other historians from writing a. Buy clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee reprint by michael korda (isbn: 9780062116307) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
The postwar prospects of robert e lee, beloved commander of the army of northern virginia, were no clearer than those of his men when he left appomattox, he began a journey that would take him away from a soldier's life in the field and eventually to lexington, where his talent for leadership would serve him well as. The final review on the afternoon of thursday, march 24, looking very badly,1 general lee left lexington on the canal packet-boat for lynchburg, to begin a tour for his health if it had been a quiet journey on which he set out, it might have benefited him greatly and might perhaps have prolonged his life.
Find out more about the history of robert e lee, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. Michael korda's superb new biography of the confederate general, clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, chisels away at the myth you may not like what's underneath. The lee family digital archive (lfda), now housed at stratford hall, is an online repository of the collected papers of the lee family of virginia.
Michael fellman's biography of robert e lee, first published by random house in 2000, has recently been reissued in paper by the johns hopkins university press though i read the hardcover edition five years ago, the appearance of the paperback edition is the occasion for which i was invited to write this review. Robert e lee: a biography [emory m thomas] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 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. 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.
The making of robert e lee by michael fellman is a biography of the famous confederate general it looks mostly at his character and beliefs it says relatively little about the details of particular battles, though it speculates about why he may have made particular choices. R david cox, the religious life of robert e lee grand rapids: eerdmans, 2017 336 pp $2600, paper the religious life of robert e lee offers an analysis of the religious beliefs and experiences of the confederate general lee is typically studied as a military figure, and conventional wisdom holds that his religious. A life of gen robert e lee has 120 ratings and 13 reviews storm said: the life of general robert e lee, a fascinating study in american historyby. David j eicher has assembled the most comprehensive collection ever of photographs, paintings, and engravings to chronicle the life of robert e lee, commander of the army of northern virginia and one of america's most celebrated and revered generals the more than 375 images represent places associated with lee,.
Robert e lee occupies a remarkable place in the pantheon of american history, combining in the minds of many, michael korda writes in this admiring and briskly written biography, “a strange combination of martyr, secular saint, southern gentleman and perfect warrior” indeed, korda aptly adds, “it is hard. Robert e lee (1807-1870) commanded the confederate army of northern virginia for three years during the american civil war he achieved several. Usa today rating last year, a group of african-american college students urged their university's administration to denounce robert e lee for his of the delaware and lee's crossing of the potomac, horn makes a compelling case that the washington myth weighed heavily on lee throughout his life,.