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The Resource Robert E. Lee : a life, Allen C. Guelzo

Robert E. Lee : a life, Allen C. Guelzo

Label
Robert E. Lee : a life
Title
Robert E. Lee
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Allen C. Guelzo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the acclaimed author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion--a sweeping, singularly immediate, and intimate biography of the Confederate general and his fateful decision to betray his nation in order to defend his home state and uphold the slave system he claimed to oppose"--
  • Lee betrayed his nation in order to defend his home state and uphold the slave system he claimed to oppose. He was a traitor to the country he swore to serve as an Army officer, and yet he was admired even by his enemies for his composure and leadership. He considered slavery immoral, but benefited from inherited slaves and fought to defend the institution. Guelzo follows Lee from his refined upbringing in Virginia high society, to his long career in the U.S. Army, his agonized decision to side with Virginia when it seceded from the Union, and his leadership during the Civil War. Above all, Guelzo captures Robert E. Lee in all his complexity: hypocrisy and courage, outward calm and inner turmoil, honor and his disloyalty
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guelzo, Allen C.,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Lee family
  • Custis family
  • Custis family
  • Lee family
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
  • HISTORY
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Generals
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • Virginia
Label
Robert E. Lee : a life, Allen C. Guelzo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The mystery of Robert E. Lee -- The garden spot of Virginia -- The making of an engineer -- Marriage and the third system -- Mission to the Mississippi -- Ruling the Aztec sky -- To serve as a model for the mighty world -- The unpleasant legacy -- I will cling to it to the last -- The decisions -- This is not the way to accomplish our independence -- To dash against mine enemy and to win -- The Savior of Richmond -- It is well this is so terrible! -- In this heathen war the fire of God fills him -- I consider my presence here always necessary -- We must destroy this army of Grant's -- Just as I have expected it would end from the first -- An indictment for treason -- Every student must be a gentleman -- From the great deep to the great deep he goes -- Epilogue: The crime and the glory of Robert E. Lee
Control code
1227789882
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101946220
Lccn
2020056283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030755923
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1227789882
Label
Robert E. Lee : a life, Allen C. Guelzo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The mystery of Robert E. Lee -- The garden spot of Virginia -- The making of an engineer -- Marriage and the third system -- Mission to the Mississippi -- Ruling the Aztec sky -- To serve as a model for the mighty world -- The unpleasant legacy -- I will cling to it to the last -- The decisions -- This is not the way to accomplish our independence -- To dash against mine enemy and to win -- The Savior of Richmond -- It is well this is so terrible! -- In this heathen war the fire of God fills him -- I consider my presence here always necessary -- We must destroy this army of Grant's -- Just as I have expected it would end from the first -- An indictment for treason -- Every student must be a gentleman -- From the great deep to the great deep he goes -- Epilogue: The crime and the glory of Robert E. Lee
Control code
1227789882
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 588 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101946220
Lccn
2020056283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030755923
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1227789882

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