The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family
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The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family

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Chronicles seven generations of the Lee family, from founder Richard Lee to General Robert E Lee.
Paperback, 332 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 15th 1990)
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Not a bad book. Nothing earth shattering. A good overview.

A couple things struck me:

1. The author takes great pains to bring "Light Horse" Harry Lee down to earth, spending alot of time on his financial troubles, his treatment of his wife and children, and even calling into question the usually acknowledged excellence of his military service. He often criticizes Lee's well known flaws without presenting any contravening information. Conversely, when talking about areas in which it is usually ack...more
I picked this book up when genealogy research on revealed a Lee ancestor. Interesting family showing all the disfunction families can have. Great cast of characters.
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This is about several generations of Lees up to General Lee. It is a genealogists paradise combined with great stories,history and british and new World traditions.
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