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Robert E. Lee: Virginian Soldier, American Citizen

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To some, Robert E. Lee is a beloved general, held in the highest regard. To others, he is one of history's most paradoxical heroes. He fought passionately to defend his homeland and was one of the nation's greatest soldiers, yet his name is often inextricably linked with slavery and secession.
In 1861 Lee was Lincoln's first choice to lead the Union troops in the Civil Wa
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Kyle Joseph
This book was a very great book. I loved how it informed me so much about the civil war. One of the best parts of this book is it didn't just tell me Roberts success on the battlefield but also the success off of the field. Robert E. Lee was a very religious man. Even though he may have been made fun of for taking defense but Robert E. Lees earthworks and defenses were one of the best that the U.S. had seen in all time.
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Aug 23, 2016 Kerrie rated it really liked it
I don't normally read non-fiction biographies, but after visiting Lexington, Virginia this month and visiting Lee's Chapel on the campus of Washington and Lee University, I wanted to learn more about Robert E. Lee. He was an extraordinary man and I thoroughly enjoyed Robertson's biography of him. It was written, I believe, more for high school level readers, so it gave me just enough information without being overly detailed. I'm glad I read this.
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Oct 01, 2015 Lauren rated it really liked it
Such a good book. I learned a lot about Robert E. Lee, which makes me happy. I already knew a decent amount about the Civil War.
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James I. Robertson Jr. is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He published the definitive adult biography of Stonewall Jackson, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, and also wrote Standing Like a Stone Wall for young adults. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.
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