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General Robert E. Lee was a complicated man and military figure. In Robert E. Lee, the 11th book in the critically acclaimed Great Generals Series, Noah Andre Trudeau follows the general's Civil War path with a special emphasis on Lee's changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years and by exploring his famous skills as a crafty and daring General Robert E. Lee was a complicated man and military figure. In Robert E. Lee, the 11th book in the critically acclaimed Great Generals Series, Noah Andre Trudeau follows the general's Civil War path with a special emphasis on Lee's changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years and by exploring his famous skills as a crafty and daring tactician. Trudeau adds a fresh perspective toward understanding a major figure in American history who remains decidedly an enigma.


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General Robert E. Lee was a complicated man and military figure. In Robert E. Lee, the 11th book in the critically acclaimed Great Generals Series, Noah Andre Trudeau follows the general's Civil War path with a special emphasis on Lee's changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years and by exploring his famous skills as a crafty and daring General Robert E. Lee was a complicated man and military figure. In Robert E. Lee, the 11th book in the critically acclaimed Great Generals Series, Noah Andre Trudeau follows the general's Civil War path with a special emphasis on Lee's changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years and by exploring his famous skills as a crafty and daring tactician. Trudeau adds a fresh perspective toward understanding a major figure in American history who remains decidedly an enigma.

30 review for Robert E. Lee: A Biography

  1. 5 out of 5

    Aaron Meyer

    I would give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. It was a nice, very quick read. Naturally it focusses mainly on the civil war but it does give a few chapters on his life before and after it. I would of liked to have seen more detail in those chapters myself. This being the first biography I have read about Robert E Lee i can't truly say how it stacks up to the more widely known ones, but I would say it is good for a brief overview of his life and is worth having on the bookshelf. I would give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. It was a nice, very quick read. Naturally it focusses mainly on the civil war but it does give a few chapters on his life before and after it. I would of liked to have seen more detail in those chapters myself. This being the first biography I have read about Robert E Lee i can't truly say how it stacks up to the more widely known ones, but I would say it is good for a brief overview of his life and is worth having on the bookshelf.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    Trudeau is an expert on the Civil War and this time he focuses on the greatest general of the conflict: Lee. Unlike his other books this is a series of snapshots about how Lee covered with his challenges throughout the War. I appreciated the approach and though it was not heavily detailed like Trudeau's other books it really presented a lot of insights into Lee. Very well written, love reading Trudeau. Trudeau is an expert on the Civil War and this time he focuses on the greatest general of the conflict: Lee. Unlike his other books this is a series of snapshots about how Lee covered with his challenges throughout the War. I appreciated the approach and though it was not heavily detailed like Trudeau's other books it really presented a lot of insights into Lee. Very well written, love reading Trudeau.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jimbo

    This biography was what I consider text book history from high school. The narration is just stating events and quotes and not building or adding a narrative. it was too boring to enjoy or really learn anything from. I left with book with what I now consider a false perspective about Robert E. Lee. If you want to learn about Lee, read Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda. I gave it 4 stars.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    Quite a bold assessment of Lee, particularly in giving more credit to luck than is common in assessments of his career. But again, as I find in this series, well-written and succinctly argued.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Budd

    It was pretty good, but I am not sure that the subtitle really fits. It doesn't really paint the overall picture of the war that is needed to fully grasp what Lee was doing. I am not an expert on the war and thought that it needed just a bit more explanation. It was pretty good, but I am not sure that the subtitle really fits. It doesn't really paint the overall picture of the war that is needed to fully grasp what Lee was doing. I am not an expert on the war and thought that it needed just a bit more explanation.

  6. 5 out of 5

    M

    A behind the scenes narrative of REL's in his commander's role during key battles of the Civil War. I found the authors writing style very disjointed and difficult to follow. I never found a flow, and reading the book was onerous. A behind the scenes narrative of REL's in his commander's role during key battles of the Civil War. I found the authors writing style very disjointed and difficult to follow. I never found a flow, and reading the book was onerous.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gary

    Very much enjoyed this book. Lee was a class act, imaginative leader and an amazing general.

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    Christopher Tutor

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    Thad Forester

  27. 5 out of 5

    EJ Diaz

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    Ross Vandermeulen

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kyle Davis

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jim Scott

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