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I finally finished this flowery account of Marse Robert's life written by his former military secretary and head of artillery for 2nd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, A.L. Long. If you're looking for some insight into the thoughts of General Lee, this book is not for you. The author fawns and gushes and uses such admiring language when describing his commander that I turned it into a drinking game - taking a shot of For every laudatory adjective. By page three, I was drunk. By page six, I ...more