Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency. --Ron Chernow
In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy--and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed.
Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a southerner, Ty Seidule believes that American history demands a reckoning.
- ISBN-13: 9781250239266
- ISBN-10: 1250239265
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Publish Date: January 2021
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
- Page Count: 304