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Author Guelzo, Allen C., author.

Title Robert E. Lee : a life / Allen C Guelzo.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
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 95th Street Adult Biography  BIO LEE    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO LEE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO LEE    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 588 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 443-563) and index.
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Lee family.
Custis family.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Slavery -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography.
United States. Army -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Virginia -- Biography.
ISBN 9781101946220 (hardcover)
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