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The Resource Robert E. Lee : a penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr

Robert E. Lee : a penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr

Label
Robert E. Lee : a penguin life
Title
Robert E. Lee
Title remainder
a penguin life
Statement of responsibility
Roy Blount, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Iconic Virginian, brilliant general, and complex human being---that last aspect of Robert E. Lee has daunted biographers and been disregarded by partisans. Now Roy Blount Jr. combines acute character insight with lively storytelling and full-hearted Southern directness to craft this unique portrait. Fascinated by what made Lee such a charismatic, though reluctant, leader, Blount delves into the influences of Lee's illustrious but scandal-clouded ancestry, his hero-turned-scapegrace father, and his beloved, beautiful, husband-forsaken mother. In 1861 Lee was Lincoln's first choice to lead the Union troops, but his Virginia roots drew him, instead, to Confederate command. Blount vividly conveys Lee's audacity and uncanny successes in battle, and also his humility, his quirky humor (certain jokes in particular), his faults as a communicator, and his sorrowful sense of responsibility for his outnumbered, half-starved army. Robert E. Lee, the first brief biography of this American legend, will appeal to history and military buffs, students of Southern culture, and every reader curious about the makeup of a man born to be a myth
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Summary
A portrait of the Civil War leader delves into his family history and personality to reveal the human behind the general, documenting how the lessons he learned from his elders were applied on the battlefield
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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163761
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
B58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Penguin lives series
Target audience
adult
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a penguin life
Label
Robert E. Lee : a penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210)
Control code
2278918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780670032204
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002032423
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50548811
  • (OCoLC)50548811
Label
Robert E. Lee : a penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-210)
Control code
2278918
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
210 p.
Isbn
9780670032204
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002032423
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm50548811
  • (OCoLC)50548811

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