General Lee : A Biography of Robert E. Lee and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $19.95
  • Save: $2.93 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
General Lee: A Biography ... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: Readable copy. All pages complete and readable but expect worn edges, covers, and creases. There is no Amazon condition below acceptable.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

General Lee: A Biography of Robert E. Lee Paperback – August 22, 1994


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, August 22, 1994
$17.02
$3.99 $0.49

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.


Frequently Bought Together

General Lee: A Biography of Robert E. Lee + Lee
Price for both: $33.00

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 489 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press (August 22, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306805898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306805899
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,559,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Fitzhugh Lee was the nephew of Robert E. Lee, and a commander in Lee’s army.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Uriah Tales'fare(madnes6841@aol.com) on February 5, 2002
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I am a student of the civil war, and I've made most of my studies from Actual Memoirs of the event. I figured that I'd rather take the word of the people who were actually there than 3rd person commentary. I've read Grant, Sheridan, J.B. Gordon, E.P. Alexander, and of course, Sam Watkins, Frank Wilkeson, and Berry Benson, to name some of the best. Regrettably, Robert Lee died before he could record his own personal reminiscences. Through my desire to read about him in the same way I'd read about other participants of the war, I found this book-and I figured that Fitzhugh Lee's biography would be as near as I could get to the famed General, for Fitzhugh Lee was not only a Relative of the famed General's, but a General himself in the War of the Rebellion. Half way through the book, I felt thoroughly betrayed. After the first 70 pages, the book becomes the most average of monologues about the movements of troops during the civil war. The only difference between this book and the memoirs of certain other officers engaged in the same battles is the Fitzhugh Starts his recitations with, "General Lee's Order were that...", and has less maps, that usually ease the strain of describing obscure movements.
I will say, though, that the author does spend at least a quarter of the book On the life of R.E. Lee outside of the civil war- the first 70 pages focusing on his Lineage, his training at West point, and his engagements in Mexico, and the Last 20 on his Presidency at Washington-Lee College. Also, sparsely placed throughout the book, Fitzhugh makes use of General Lee's personal correspondance with his wife and family. I would have appreciated seeing more of that, but people 150 years late to the party can't be choosers.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By robbieandrose on August 5, 2006
Format: Paperback
from the prospective that it does include personal letters from Lee. The recounting of the campaigns is prefunctory though Fitzhugh does come down heavily on Longstreet and eagerly takes up the cudgel for the Gettysburg-wasn't-Lee's-fault crowd.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Roland F. Maharry on April 19, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I loved reading about Robert E. Lee. He has become my hero.
I know he had a hard time deciding who to serve.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By harleyrider on June 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book is very well written and informative and even though written by Fitz Lee it is very even handed. Along with other books I have read it give a good insight to the life of General Lee and the Confederate Army during the civil war. It also shows the genius of Robert E Lee as a General compared to that of U S Grant. Lee continually beat Grant, Mead, Hooker, Burnside and McClellan with a third of the man power. Even Gettysburg in my opinion really wasn't a loss if you look at the number of troop killed/wounded/mia from both sides and Lee's retreat back to Virginia saving his army shows his leadership. With the exception of loosing so many men he actually did what he had planned to do which was to give Virginia a break from the war and get the crops in to feed his army. This book also tells how much he cared for his troops he was always worried about them suffering from lack of food to lack of shoes & clothing in the cold. Even with all the hardships his men endured they loved him and would fight for him and I'm sure won many battles for him because of this. Lee was the best General on the field period and we in the north are lucky he didn't have the man power and supply's of Grants army.
I really like this book its very informative, it not only tells about Lee the General but as Lee the man & husband.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mike Bartlett on December 19, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I liked the book because it gave an insight into what a good man Robert E. Lees was, but I got a little lost in the details of civil war battles and soldiers' names.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 21, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book. It's very informative and accurate if you look at several viewpoints and different facts about the civil war. Fitzhugh Lee is a good writer and starts the book by examining Robert E. Lee's bloodline.

The book strays from a biography during the sections in the book where Fitzhugh Lee explains in great detail the major movements and battles of R.E. Lee. He at times takes the opportunity to describe personal facts about Lee's subordinates (ie Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson) during the book. Following his descriptions of the battles (ie Chancellorsville) can be a bit confusing and may require the reader to use another source in examining the specific battles Fitzhugh Lee describes.

Besides all this, I think this book is very intriguing. A history buff or anyone interested in General Lee would enjoy this.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda on December 20, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
My high hopes were dashed. It was "soandso begot soandso who was wonderful," I kept reading hoping to learn more about General Robert E. Lee, but I found it to be a vanity piece for Fitzhugh Lee instead of "A Biography of Robert E. Lee"...

.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eilish Dempsey on April 15, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book detailing the life of Robert E Lee - its a really good biography in that it gave all details of his life leading up to the Civil War as well as what happened to him after - so it was very detailed and interested from start to finish
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?