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characters Robert E Lee read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Roy Blount Jr. Roy Blount Jr. Ë 0 free read Iconic Virginian brilliant general and complex human being it is this last facet of Robert E Lee that is rarely seen But now Roy Blount Jr combines acute character insight with lively storytelling and a full hearted Southern directness to craft this uniue personal portraitFascinated by what made Lee into such a great though reluctant le. An excellent short biography of Lee Blount doesn t portray the general as either a hero or villian but as someone who felt that he had no choice but to take the path he did Lee had a somewhat negative view of slavery albeit in a paternalistic kind of way and thought that secession was a mistake but in the end his ties were with Virginia rather than the United States Blount s writing is usually filled with amusing digressions but there is little of that here or correctly he saves it all up until the end After the end of the biography proper there are three appendices Speculation on the psychology behind Lee s decisions Lee s Humor and Lee s Attitude Toward Slavery Until those appendices Blount pretty much leaves himself out of things his writing is straightforward and informativeI probably shouldn t even bother but I can t help commenting on another review here from June 2011 I don t understand it at all There are three or so pages in the Speculation appendix about feet and around 70 pages than a third of the book dealing with Lee s conduct of the war I think that one can be safely ignoredcharacters Robert E Lee
characters Robert E Lee read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Roy Blount Jr. Roy Blount Jr. Ë 0 free read Ader Blount delves into his family history and his personality He illustrates how descended from two illustrious families Lee embodied the best of all their traits and became Lincoln's first choice to lead the Union troops in 1861 But Lee's Virginia roots drew him instead to the Confederate command Blount vividly conveys not only his am. Why do so many Americans consider Robert E Lee one of the good Confederates It is a phenomenon that started right after the Civil War and continues today Probably because he was not personally offensive Personally he was kind and genuinely religious and disliked slavery etc But his actions in the battlefield were responsible for prolonging the Civil War advancing the cause of slavery immiserating thousands and causing untold destruction At the same time his military successes ensured that the war would drag on the South would be ravaged and impoverished by the war and slavery would end Perhaps he was an instrument in God s hands This excellent short biography wrestles with those uestions It also delves into Lee s psychology the burden of a father who disgraced the family honor in a culture that placed honor above all else the overcompensation of being the perfect person the man received NO demerits as a West Point cadet he was literally the perfect student his relationship with his mother and his wife and lots of other minefieldsI ll be honest one of the reasons I liked this book is because it was relatively short I wanted to learn about Lee but I didn t need a blow by blow history of all his military exploits This book gave a good level of detail about the battles and Lee s decisions but it didn t bog down If you are interested in the military history of the Civil War you should look elsewhere This is a good short introduction into Lee s life
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characters Robert E Lee read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Roy Blount Jr. Roy Blount Jr. Ë 0 free read Bition and courage but also his humility and humor and his sorrowful sense of responsibility for his outnumbered outgunned half starved army Robert E Lee the first succinct biography of this American legend will appeal to history and military buffs proud Southerners and every reader curious to discover the man behind the military leader. Growing up in Montgomery Alabama I only knew of Robert E Lee as a cement colored man sitting erect on a horse the name of a rival high school during football season and the reason for a state holiday This book opens up to me the boy and the man who loved his parents and his wife who doted over his darling children and won over all animals as personal pets I discovered Lee as a romantic gentleman who would have been just happy farming his land But his people had been Virginians longer than they had been Americans so he took command of his southern soldiers and lead them into what he always described as hell
- Robert E Lee
- Roy Blount Jr.
- 10 February 2018