Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

May 3, 2007|
Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters by Elizabeth Brown Pryor
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**“Pryor’s biography helps part with a lot of stupid out there about Lee – chiefly, that he was, somehow, ‘anti-slavery.’” – Ta-Nehisi Coates, theatlantic.com

An “unorthodox, critical, and engaging biography” (Boston Globe) – Winner of The Lincoln Prize**

Robert E. Lee is remembered by history as a tragic figure, stoic and brave but distant and enigmatic. Using dozens of previously unpublished letters as departure points, Pryor produces a stunning personal account of Lee's military ability, shedding new light on every aspect of the complex and contradictory general's life story. Explained for the first time in the context of the young United States's tumultuous societal developments, Lee's actions reveal a man forced to play a leading role in the formation of the nation at the cost of his private happiness.

Title:Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:May 3, 2007
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781101202463

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