Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 3, 2007 - History - 688 pages
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To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war—remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important documents that provide a stunning personal account of Lee’s military ability, his beliefs, and his time. Using dozens of previously unpublished letters as departure points, Pryor sheds new light on every aspect of this complex and contradictory general and questions our own understanding of loyalty and patriotism. This tantalizing glimpse of a legendary hero’s guarded soul will astonish and fascinate not only Civil War buffs, but anyone interested in this nation’s history.
  

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Review: Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

User Review  - Harold Stierhoff - Goodreads

This book will give you new insights to Robert E. Lee. Qualities of his life that are not often mentioned. Read full review

Review: Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

User Review  - Damon Lively - Goodreads

This book is a bit cumbersome to read at times. It starts slow – but picks up quite a bit along the way and then tends to become very interesting. It provides good knowledge beyond just the Civil War ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
Reading the Man
Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twentyone
Chapter Twentytwo
Chapter Twentythree

Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Twentyfour
Chapter Twentyfive
Chapter Twentysix
Acknowledgments
Notes
Preface
Selected Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Elizabeth Brown Pryor is an award-winning historian as well as a senior diplomat in the American Foreign Service. She was most recently a senior advisor on European affairs to the U.S. House and Senate.

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