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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.
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 1 month 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 11 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 12 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 13 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 13 months ago by Research Guy
the beginning isnt as interested as im sure the middle section is, but great book. took a little while to get here thoughPublished 14 months ago by Allyyyyycw
Too many Custises. Couldn't keep up with who was who. Actually, Lee was not a very colorful character bt interesting that he was superintendant of West Point..Published 15 months ago by D. P. Roe
I was so looking forward to learning about Robert E. Lee's spirit and what drove him to such personal discipline and excellence. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Margaret Mullen