General Lee eluded the Union army for three years and cunningly thwarted his foe by applying successful leadership and military acumen, winning many battles but losing the war. However, his reputation and legacy remain intact, suggesting leadership principles that could successfully be applied today. In very readable prose, Crocker, an executive editor at Regency Publishing and author of articles in the National Review, American Spectator, and Human Events, reviews Lee's career not only in the military but as a farmer and college president (the school now known as Washington and Lee University). At the end of each chapter, he provides a section called "Lee's Lessons"Aleadership principles based on Lee's Christian lifestyle, his education (at West Point), and his character. Thought-provoking ideas for today's present and future leaders; for business collections and larger public libraries.ASteven J. Mayover, Free Lib. of Philadelphia
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"A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate."
— Major General Josiah Bunting III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute
"A splendid and inspiring book, Robert E. Lee on Leadership offers enormously valuable lessons for all of us today, and should be required reading in the White House, the State Department, and the Pentagon, at least."
— Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense, chairman of Forbes magazine
"As Harry Crocker reminds us, the principles that guided Robert e. Lee were grounded in the finest traditions of American values. Robert E. Lee on Leadership is a timely and valuable reflection on character, and on the personal and spiritual convictions that make for great leaders."
— S. Patrick Presley, director of Federal Government Affairs, British Petroleum
"A moving and illuminating look at Lee the man, so that thoughtful people can learn from him how to succeed in the business of life."
— Dinesh D'Souza, author of Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
"Harry Crocker has provided a great service by reminding us through this moving and tightly written biography that winning isn't the only thing: faithfulness and honor live in our memories after the guns are silent."
— Marvin Olasky, author of the bestselling Renewing American Compassion and The American Leadership Tradition
Who could we base leadership on, if not Robert E. Lee and the standards he held so dear. Great read.Published 27 days ago by Amy Cox
Lee was against Slavery and the break up of the union, he just couldn't wage war against Virgina. He was loved by everyone around him and later was a President of a college. Read morePublished 29 days ago by David
Best and comprehensive book on the quality and abilities of general LeePublished 1 month ago by Dockuz
Read this book several years ago and still refer to it frequently. Most recently, our Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp has included this book in our presentations of the H.L. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shelby Little
Robert E Lee was probably one of the greatest, true leaders in American history. Dare I say even in world history. Read morePublished 2 months ago by helomarine
One of the best books you could read, it applies to every person, in any walk of life.
Defiantly a must read.