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This biography provides an excellent and balanced look at Robert E. Lee's life.
For a book written in 1995 there is a good deal of attention paid to the west which is now considered a vital battlefield.
My biggest criticism of the book is that many parts of it are rather speculative and/or unsubstantiated opinion.
I know biographies are not meant to be action-packed, but....meh.Published 1 day ago by Delta November
A very fine read! Very informative. It is fascinating to re-trace the experiences of such a great man. A fine, well researched narrative, very enjoyable.Published 8 days ago by D. H.
I liked it so much I shared it with the University President who is a R.E. Lee fan, and he too loved it.Published 2 months ago by Chuck Cole
This is the first biography (since elementary school) that I have read on Robert E. Lee. Emory Thomas obviously knows the subject matter well and while it is hard to condense such... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Timothy Donahue
Emory Thomas's biography on Robert E. Lee attempts to demystify Lee for the readers. Thomas looks at Lee's relationship with his family, views on religion, politics, slavery and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by frrobinson
This book, at best is a survey of the life of Robert E. Lee. Very few key events are deeply explored, such as the surrender at Appomatox Courthouse being covered in general at... Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Lobsinger
this book is great! It humanizs Robert E. Lee and shows both is briliance as a military leader and his weaknesses as a human being. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Charles W. Durant
A good clear look at the man - his brilliance in command tempered by his inability to be a tough commander. His experience in the Mexican-American War is particularly interesting. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Research Guy