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Robert E. Lee's Lighter Side: The Marble Man's Sense of Humor
duty toward God and man, Lee's lighter side is not as well known to many Civil War buffs, who may not be aware of the wide range of his humorous observations and antics. Robert E. Lee consistently displayed a good sense of humor, at home and on the battlefield, in letters, at parties and during political events, at family gatherings, and even from his sickbed. He joked abo ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 31st 2006 by Pelican Publishing Company
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There has been a resurgence of the idea to humanize General Lee and this work tends to aid in that study. Amidst all of the biographies of Lee, there are many which treat him as a God and the very saving grace of the Confederacy and in reading those we often think of Lee as a God-like figure. Particularly, Douglas Southall Freeman’s four volume work on Lee lends itself greatly to those ideas. But in this small book, Robert E. Lee’s Lighter Side, Thomas Forehand, Jr., attempts to tell a different ...more