Robert E. Lee by David J. Eicher
A Life Portrait

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Robert E. Lee offers both a succinct biography and "the" definitive collection of photographs, important paintings, original engravings, artifacts, and significant documents pertaining to the Confederate general. Although the Civil War years are emphasized, Lee's early years, the Mexican War, and the postwar years in Lexington are amply explored.

About David J. Eicher

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David Eicher is the author of THE LONGEST NIGHT, an authoritative modern single battle history of the Civil War from Fort Sumter to Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
Published August 5, 2002 by Taylor Trade Publishing. 258 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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He points out Lee's genius, but also his shortcomings and mistakes as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, and he concludes with a survey of how some Confederate generals built Lee's reputation after his death in 1870 into the most important symbol of the Lost Cause.

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The collection is augmented by quotations from Lee's personal letters and those of family members and fellow army officers, while other archival sources and a series of vignettes recall important periods in Lee's life.

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