'trinity, a striking painting on exhibit at the ogden museum of southern art in new orleans, depicts jesus christ, elvis presley and robert e lee, each adorned with a halo. The life of robert e lee is a story not of defeat but of triumph—triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the confederate. Series: library of religious biography (lrb) the first close examination of how robert e lee's faith shaped his life robert e lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure. With all the ruckus about removing robert e lee from the historical fabric of the usa, along comes this book that looks at robert e lee, not as a general, a veteran, a college president, but his spiritual side.
Robert e lee at age 31, then a young lieutenant of engineers, u s army, 1838 pd robert edward lee is the fourth child born to colonel harry and ann lee, prominent members of the virginia. I was disappointed to hear of the demands of a group of washington & lee law students to ban the flying of the confederate battle flag and denounce one of their school's namesakes, general robert e lee, as dishonorable and racist. Robert e lee inherited his talent for battle strategy and leadership from a long line of heroes robert, himself, was a simple man with none of the hauteur officers of the day exhibited he walke i was fascinated with the lee family history which begins near the beginning of british history. The television documentary examines the life and reputation of robert e lee, the leading confederate general of the american civil war the 90-minute special airs jan 3 at 9 pm et.
The first concise biography of this american legend, robert e lee will appeal to history and military buffs, students of southern culture, and every reader curious about the makeup of a man who has become an american icon. Robert e lee has been, and continues to be, a symbol and hero in the american story but in life, thomas writes, lee was both more and less than his legend here is the man behind the legend. Book reviews245 life before the war (400) thomas, by contrast, devotes almost exactly the same number of pages ( 1 80) to the fifty-four years of lee's life before the war as he. In clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, michael korda, the new york times bestselling biographer of dwight d eisenhower, ulysses s grant, and t e lawrence, has written the first major biography of lee in nearly twenty years, bringing to life one of america's greatest, most iconic heroes.
If you have only ever read treatments of the life of robert e lee that suffer from the myopic exclusion of black people, adam serwer's latest piece in the atlantic could offer you a useful. Life of gen robert e lee, by john esten cooke project gutenberg's a life of gen robert e lee, by john esten cooke this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Review of clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee, by michael korda 18 oct michael korda's clouds of glory: the life and legend of robert e lee attempts to provide a comprehensive new study of a man who is among the most analyzed leaders in all of american history. The first close examination of how robert e lee's faith shaped his life robert e lee was many things—accomplished soldier, military engineer, college president, family man, agent of reconciliation, polarizing figure.
Robert e lee biography general (1807-1870) robert e lee was the leading confederate general during the us civil war and has been venerated as a heroic figure in the american south. A review of recent literature on robert e lee suggests that the major contours of debate have not changed significantly, even though a great deal continues to be published annually for example, the aristocratic lee and yeoman grant paradigm gets another airing in thomas b buell's 1997, the warrior generals. Robert e lee occupies a remarkable place in the pantheon of american history, combining in the minds of many, michael korda writes in this admiring and briskly written biography, a strange.
Robert e lee's father was a revolutionary war hero, a three-time governor of virginia and a congressman in the us house of representatives two members of the lee family risked their lives by signing the declaration of independence. Robert edward lee was the fourth child of col henry (light-horse harry) lee and ann hill carter on both sides, his family had produced many of the dominant figures in the ruling class of virginia henry had been a cavalry leader during the american revolution, a post-revolution governor of.
R david cox, the religious life of robert e leegrand rapids: eerdmans, 2017 336 pp $2600, paper the religious life of robert e lee offers an analysis of the religious beliefs and experiences of the confederate general. A version of this article appears in print on , on page 19 of the sunday book review with the headline: the making and the breaking of the legend of robert e lee order reprints | today's paper. The life of robert e lee the best and most balanced of the lee biographies―new york review of books a story not of defeat but of triumph: triumph in. Robert edward lee (january 19, 1807 - october 12, 1870) was an american and confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the confederate states armyhe commanded the army of northern virginia in the american civil war from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.