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Robert E. Lee : A Biography (Revised)
by Emory M. Thomas




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The life of Robert E. Lee is a story not of defeat but of triumphtriumph 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 become the towering figure who commanded the Confederate army in the American Civil War. But late in life Lee confessed that he "was always wanting something." In this probing and personal biography, Emory Thomas reveals more than the man himself did. Robert E. Lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the American story. But in life, Thomas writes, Lee was both more and less than his legend. Here is the man behind the legend. A National Book Critics Circle nominee, regional bestseller, New York Times Notable Book.

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Overview

The life of Robert E. Lee is a story not of defeat but of triumphtriumph 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 become the towering figure who commanded the Confederate army in the American Civil War. But late in life Lee confessed that he "was always wanting something." In this probing and personal biography, Emory Thomas reveals more than the man himself did. Robert E. Lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the American story. But in life, Thomas writes, Lee was both more and less than his legend. Here is the man behind the legend. A National Book Critics Circle nominee, regional bestseller, New York Times Notable Book.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780393316315
  • ISBN-10: 0393316319
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: June 1997
  • Page Count: 496
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 pounds


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