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Wit and Wisdom of Robert E. Lee

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"I grieve for posterity, for American principles and American liberty." -Robert E. Lee A man of complex dichotomy, Gen. Robert E. Lee, leader of the Confederate States Army, was also a devout Christian, devoted husband, and father of seven. Described as "audacity personified," Lee grieved for those wounded or killed under his command. Indeed, the "Marble Man," was also con ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published November 30th 1997 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published March 21st 1987)
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Andy Kline
Oct 29, 2009 Andy Kline rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many things stood out to me in this book, but one of the most impressive things I saw in Gen. Lee was his polite, clear, and unruffled way of writing, even when he was under incredible stress, facing poor health or imminent defeat. He was a model of good taste and manners and a great example for us in the 21st century digital free-for-all we call e-mail.
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This book is a real reader, particularly have interest in the Civil War. Lee's personal correspondence and insights are priceless. Must Read on Civil War
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Son of Revolutionary War hero "Light Horse Harry" Lee, Robert E. Lee grew to prominence as an exceptional West Point officer and engineer during the Mexican War. In the Civil War, he commanded the Army of Northern Virginia of the Confederate States of America and accepted
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