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Robert E. Lee: Lessons in Leadership (Great Generals)

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General Robert E. Leewas a complicated man and military figure. In Robert E. Lee, the 11th book inthe critically acclaimed Great Generals Series, Noah Andre Trudeau followsthe general'sCivil War path with a special emphasis on Lee's changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years and by exploring his famous skills as a crafty and daring t

ebook, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2009)
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Aaron Meyer
I would give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. It was a nice, very quick read. Naturally it focusses mainly on the civil war but it does give a few chapters on his life before and after it. I would of liked to have seen more detail in those chapters myself. This being the first biography I have read about Robert E Lee i can't truly say how it stacks up to the more widely known ones, but I would say it is good for a brief overview of his life and is worth having on the bookshelf.
Dec 24, 2014 Tim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Trudeau is an expert on the Civil War and this time he focuses on the greatest general of the conflict: Lee. Unlike his other books this is a series of snapshots about how Lee covered with his challenges throughout the War. I appreciated the approach and though it was not heavily detailed like Trudeau's other books it really presented a lot of insights into Lee.
Very well written, love reading Trudeau.
Jun 14, 2011 Budd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It was pretty good, but I am not sure that the subtitle really fits. It doesn't really paint the overall picture of the war that is needed to fully grasp what Lee was doing. I am not an expert on the war and thought that it needed just a bit more explanation.
Sep 01, 2016 M rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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A behind the scenes narrative of REL's in his commander's role during key battles of the Civil War. I found the authors writing style very disjointed and difficult to follow. I never found a flow, and reading the book was onerous.
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Very much enjoyed this book. Lee was a class act, imaginative leader and an amazing general.
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American Civil War historian. He has won the Civil War Round Table of New York's Fletcher Pratt Awar and the Jerry Coffey Memorial Book Prize. A former executive producer at National Public Radio, he lives in Washington, DC.
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