Robert E. Lee: A Biography by Emory M. ThomasRobert E. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower, aspires to pry the marble lid off the Lee legend to reveal the human being beneath. He draws a generally sympathetic portrait of a master strategist who was as physically fearless on the battlefield as he was reserved in personal relations. Graduating second in his class at West Point, Lee was commissioned into the engineers, then the most prestigious branch of the Army.
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Robert E. Lee is an iconic and controversial figure which countless books have been written about since days of the Civil War. These books all have great reviews on sites like Amazon and Goodreads and many of them are best-sellers and have great reviews from critics. Disclaimer: This article contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Lee by Douglas Southall Freeman.
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Lee was the third book I read about the famed general, and by far the most detailed of his life and character. Lee , but I noticed in the previous two books I read about him that he was hailed by the authors as a man who could do no wrong. No man is perfect. And when reading about hugely accomplished historical figures , such as Lee, I want to learn about everything, including when and how he went wrong. General Lee loved to flirt: Robert E. Lee was a man of great character, and he had a strong moral compass, yet he regularly flirted with women. Married with several children, Lee enjoyed flirting with women at social functions and even via letter.
Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee were the titans of the Civil War. They were the faces of the North and South. They were also complex, brilliant and inspirational figures who helped define American history. After the long and brutal war Grant went on to become president of the U.