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Traitor. Divider. Defender of slavery. This damning portrayal of Robert E. Lee has persisted through 150 years of history books. And yet it has no basis in fact.

In the spirit of bold restoration, "Lee: A Life of Virtue" reveals the true Lee-passionate patriot, caring son, devoted husband, doting father, don't-tread-on-me Virginian, Godfearing Christian.

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ebook, 256 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Thomas Nelson (first published August 17th 2010)
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Timothy Stone
When people write biographies, their finished work will normally take on one of two different voices. That is, the author will either clearly end up sympathizing with the cause of his subject, or deriding the cause of his subject. To be sure, many authors do try to be fair, and not take a side, but, Man being fallible, the author usually fails. Sometimes, this adds flavor to the biography by way of the passion of the author for the subject. At other times, however, it becomes a serious detriment ...more
Deborah Sloan
Portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee, officer of the...Image via WikipediaFor most of us, little is know about the Generals of the Civil War; Generals like Robert E. Lee; except for the fact that he surrendered to General Grant at the end of that bitter conflict. John Perry in his book, Lee - A Life Of Virtue brings the man to the forefront and not just the General. His family life, his motivations, his deepest desires and regrets are all exposed to those who wish to know more about this man who helpe ...more
Dale
A solid biography, but not without its problems

First, a bit about this reviewer and Civil War books. This is my 80th Civil War book. Robert E. Lee figures prominently in almost every one of them. I consider him to be the finest general that served on either side in that war and that is high praise indeed because many generals rose to the top and did distinguished themselves in that war. If Lee is the finest general in that war, he is the greatest American officer of the 19th century and one can
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Lisa
My knowledge of the battles of the Civil War came mostly from Gone With The Wind and movies like Shenandoah before I read this book, I'm sorry to say. I certainly didn't know much about Robert E. Lee! Lee by John Perry is an excellent summary of the great man's life.


Well-written and engaging, it is enjoyable but sad reading. Lee's reputation apparently suffered a lot during his lifetime and afterwards. He was accused of being a traitor to his own country and fighting in defence of slavery. Neith
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Charlotte
As someone who is just getting into reading historical books, and is also just a high school student, Lee: A Life of Virtue was easy to read while still retaining an academic stature. This book was perfect for someone who is starting to dabble in the depths of history.
Roger Miller
I have always admired Robert E Lee, I am a bigger fan after reading the book. I think Lee was right that everything happens is God's just will, if the South had won the Civil War, The united states would never have become a world power or able to defend the world in world war 1 and 2. The insight into Lee personality and leadership was priceless, it showed how it kept him able to inspire men to follow him, but it also showed how it cost him at Gettysburg!. Great read.
Tim Chavel
A wonderful book about the life of Robert E. Lee. The author shows how Lee's faith on the Lord Jesus played out in his life. This is a easy read book but one that will help the reader understand the faith that Lee had.
Joseph
More about Lee the man than the General. Family man, God fearing Christian, believed slavery to be a moral outrage. A great general and leader but a better man.
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John Perry has coauthored books with John MacArthur, Richard Land, Mike Huckabee, among others and written historical books about Charles Colson, the Scopes Monkey Trials, and more. He is a two-time Gold Medallion Award finalist and lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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