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The Resource Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private lettters, Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private lettters, Elizabeth Brown Pryor

Label
Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private lettters
Title
Reading the man
Title remainder
a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private lettters
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the 200th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's birth, a new portrait drawing on previously unpublished correspondence. Lee's war correspondence is well known, but the great majority of his most intimate letters have never been made public. They reveal a far more complex and contradictory man than the one who comes most readily to the imagination. This book presents dozens of these letters in their entirety, most by Lee but a few by family members. Each letter becomes a departure point for an essay that shows what the letter uniquely reveals about Lee's time or character. The material covers all aspects of Lee's life--his early years, West Point, his work as an engineer, his relationships with his children and his slaves, his decision to join the South, his thoughts on military strategy, and his disappointments after defeat in the Civil War.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pryor, Elizabeth Brown
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
P795 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
Label
Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private lettters, Elizabeth Brown Pryor
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [619]-640) and index
Contents
Torn to pieces -- Perplexity -- The torchbearers -- The long gray line -- Long to be remembered -- Seven Arias -- Pioneers -- The family circle -- Humanity and the law -- Adrenaline -- Crenellations -- Black-eyed fancies -- The headache bag -- Mutable shield -- Odyssey -- Theory meets reality -- "Upon a fearful summons" -- Field of honor -- "A general...is a rare product" -- Apogee/perigee -- Overwhelmed -- The political animal -- Ragged individualists -- A leap in the dark -- Blurred vision -- "If vanquished, I am still victorious"
Control code
ocm71210272
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 658 p.
Isbn
9780670038299
Lccn
2006047218
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71210272
  • a848819
Label
Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private lettters, Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [619]-640) and index
Contents
Torn to pieces -- Perplexity -- The torchbearers -- The long gray line -- Long to be remembered -- Seven Arias -- Pioneers -- The family circle -- Humanity and the law -- Adrenaline -- Crenellations -- Black-eyed fancies -- The headache bag -- Mutable shield -- Odyssey -- Theory meets reality -- "Upon a fearful summons" -- Field of honor -- "A general...is a rare product" -- Apogee/perigee -- Overwhelmed -- The political animal -- Ragged individualists -- A leap in the dark -- Blurred vision -- "If vanquished, I am still victorious"
Control code
ocm71210272
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 658 p.
Isbn
9780670038299
Lccn
2006047218
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)71210272
  • a848819

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