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Discover the remarkable life of Robert E. Lee... Free BONUS Inside! Robert E. Lee was a hero to some and a villain to others. For one side, he embodied the rebellion of the slaveholding South which had seceded from the Union; for the other side, he was a champion of the little guy, willing to marshal the forces of liberty to stand up against the federal government. How Discover the remarkable life of Robert E. Lee... Free BONUS Inside! Robert E. Lee was a hero to some and a villain to others. For one side, he embodied the rebellion of the slaveholding South which had seceded from the Union; for the other side, he was a champion of the little guy, willing to marshal the forces of liberty to stand up against the federal government. How in the world do we get such divergent views on one single man? It seems that such diversity of opinion is simply a symptom of the American experience, and at certain points in history, these sentiments become embodied on individual people. In many ways, Robert E. Lee was just an average man of his time that was foisted into a role that he never wanted nor asked for. This book presents an objective analysis of what Robert E. Lee’s life was really like. Avoiding the bramble bushes of historical bias, this book takes us through the long, winding, and treacherous path that was trodden by Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Discover a plethora of topics such as Growing up in Virginia Lee in the Mexican-American War The American Civil War: Choosing Sides Granny Lee and the Seven Days Battle From Gettysburg to the Trenches Last Years and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Robert E. Lee, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!


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Discover the remarkable life of Robert E. Lee... Free BONUS Inside! Robert E. Lee was a hero to some and a villain to others. For one side, he embodied the rebellion of the slaveholding South which had seceded from the Union; for the other side, he was a champion of the little guy, willing to marshal the forces of liberty to stand up against the federal government. How Discover the remarkable life of Robert E. Lee... Free BONUS Inside! Robert E. Lee was a hero to some and a villain to others. For one side, he embodied the rebellion of the slaveholding South which had seceded from the Union; for the other side, he was a champion of the little guy, willing to marshal the forces of liberty to stand up against the federal government. How in the world do we get such divergent views on one single man? It seems that such diversity of opinion is simply a symptom of the American experience, and at certain points in history, these sentiments become embodied on individual people. In many ways, Robert E. Lee was just an average man of his time that was foisted into a role that he never wanted nor asked for. This book presents an objective analysis of what Robert E. Lee’s life was really like. Avoiding the bramble bushes of historical bias, this book takes us through the long, winding, and treacherous path that was trodden by Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Discover a plethora of topics such as Growing up in Virginia Lee in the Mexican-American War The American Civil War: Choosing Sides Granny Lee and the Seven Days Battle From Gettysburg to the Trenches Last Years and Death And much more! So if you want a concise and informative book on Robert E. Lee, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!

30 review for Robert E. Lee: A Life from Beginning to End (American Civil War Book 4)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Jares

    In order to understand Robert E. Lee's decision to fight for Virginia instead of the Union, readers need to grasp a fundamental difference between the 1860s and today.  At that point in our history, people pledged allegiance to their state before they would worry about their country.  State's rights were much more important then.  It wasn't until after we almost lost our union that people began to be patriotic to the country as a whole.  If you do genealogy as I do, then you have seen records of In order to understand Robert E. Lee's decision to fight for Virginia instead of the Union, readers need to grasp a fundamental difference between the 1860s and today.  At that point in our history, people pledged allegiance to their state before they would worry about their country.  State's rights were much more important then.  It wasn't until after we almost lost our union that people began to be patriotic to the country as a whole.  If you do genealogy as I do, then you have seen records of your ancestors fighting in state armies or militias. Lee went to West Point and did not receive a single demerit (from what I've heard this is an impossible task).  I've also heard he is the only man ever to emerge from West Point without a demerit.  He graduated second in his class. I had to find out who was first and his name was Charles Mason.  He graduated with an overall score of 1995.5 (out of possible 2000) and Lee graduated with 1966.5 points. Interestingly, they still have the two highest points in the history of West Point.  Douglas MacArthur is third. Lee and Ulysses S Grant would meet and be colleagues in the Mexican-American War, some 20 years prior to the Civil War.  Because they worked so closely together, I'm sure they learned each other's methods during this critical time that they would use (against each other) in the Civil War. Skipping over the fascinating recitation of the leading up to and progress of the war, I jump to the letters exchanged between Grant and Lee before the surrender.  Thank you to the author for giving these large excerpts of each man's writings.  They certainly tell a bit about each man.  I did not know that Lee was indicted by a federal judge (people wanted to punish the ringleaders of the Confederacy, of which Lee was one).  Only direct action by Grant going to President Andrew Johnson stopped the prosecution. Lots of folks don't know that Arlington Cemetery's buildings and lands belonged to General Lee's family and was confiscated to become the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery.  Eventually, the family would receive restitution, but not during Lee's lifetime.  When Grant was elected president, Lee was the highest-profile Southerner invited to the White House.   In the Conclusion, the author makes a good point that Lee's support of the Confederacy's ideology was lukewarm.  He was not a strong supporter of slavery.

  2. 4 out of 5

    James Crawford

    To me there's a handful of general in American history that really stand out. Grant, Lee and Patton are three of them. Anyone who knows anything at all about the Civil war should recognize the first two generals. The book goes into Lee's history, what he felt about national vs. state rights, his use of slaves, his participation in the Mexican war, the John Brown raid and, of course, Lee's becoming the leader of the Confederate forces. Lee was loved and admired by his soldiers who were, as the wa To me there's a handful of general in American history that really stand out. Grant, Lee and Patton are three of them. Anyone who knows anything at all about the Civil war should recognize the first two generals. The book goes into Lee's history, what he felt about national vs. state rights, his use of slaves, his participation in the Mexican war, the John Brown raid and, of course, Lee's becoming the leader of the Confederate forces. Lee was loved and admired by his soldiers who were, as the war went on, increasingly suffering from inadequate food and clothing but still carried on bravely for what they believed in. the book covers various battles that Lee and his troops were involved in and especially the Battle of Gettysburg which is considered by many to be the turning point of the war. It covers what eventually happened to Lee and his army and Lee's life after the end of the war. It's all rather well done.

  3. 4 out of 5

    John Jackse

    A fascinating story about Robert E Lee Given everything that has happened in the last year. Lee had so many tough decisions to make. His conscience was torn. This book covers them all excellently

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gary Bryan

    Excellent synopsis Great read for a beginner historian. Not too deep but enough to offer insight into Lee's justification for fighting for the Confederacy. Excellent synopsis Great read for a beginner historian. Not too deep but enough to offer insight into Lee's justification for fighting for the Confederacy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tejasian

    Down and dirty history of R.E. Lee

  6. 4 out of 5

    E. L.

    Good book. Good information.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jeanie Rex

    Review A short but concise biography of General Robert E. Lee. Offers great information on the life and times of the revered confederate general.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Wayne Cardon

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