Lee by John Perry
(The Generals)

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Traitor. Divider. Defender of slavery. This damningportrayal of Robert E. Lee has persisted through 150 years of history books.And yet it has no basis in fact.

In the spirit of bold restoration, Lee: A Life of Virtue reveals the true Lee—passionate patriot,caring son, devoted husband, doting father, don’t-tread-on-me Virginian,Godfearing Christian.

Weaving forgotten facts and revelations (Lee considered slaverya moral outrage) with striking personal details (for years he carried hisweakened mother to and from her carriage), biographer John Perry crafts acompelling treatment of the virtuous warrior who endured withering oppositionand sacrificed all to stand for Constitutional freedoms.


About John Perry

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John Perry is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Stanford University and currently teaches at UC Riverside.He is the co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Philosophy Talk, and winner, in 2011, of an Ig Nobel Prize in Literature for the essay “Structured Procrastination.” He lives with his wife in Palo Alto, California.
Published September 7, 2010 by Thomas Nelson. 255 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, War. Non-fiction

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Nothing stays the same at Santa Lucia, but soon Perry begins to wonder: is it Gran, Doris and the others who don’t make sense, or is it the strict, “do-as-I-say” world outside Santa Lucia’s walls that doesn’t?.

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