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Memoirs of Robert E. Lee

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  30 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Covers Lee's entire career from boyhood through the War between the States. A brilliant and personal account.
Hardcover, 708 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Booksales (first published 1894)
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James M.
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
Joe Bailey
May 29, 2016 Joe Bailey rated it liked it
Hagiography best left until you've read a more neutral account.
Eddie Inman
Aug 27, 2016 Eddie Inman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful memorial to Robert E. Lee

Long writes a beautiful narrative of the life of Lee. A good portion of the War accounts are firsthand. Recommended
Carl Bailey
Okay, but a bit too much hero worship and canonization of General Lee. Contrary to what the average Virginia history author believes, Robert E. Lee was actually human.
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