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

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

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Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters
Title
Reading the man
Title remainder
a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Creator
Contributor
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For the 200th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's birth, a new portrait drawing on previously unpublished correspondence.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
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Pryor, Elizabeth Brown
Dewey number
973.7/3092
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/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1807-1870
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lee, Robert E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • United States
Label
Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters, Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [619]-640) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 658 pages
Isbn
9780670038299
Lccn
2006047218
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm71210272
  • (OCoLC)71210272
Label
Reading the man : a portrait of Robert E. Lee through his private letters, Elizabeth Brown Pryor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [619]-640) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 658 pages
Isbn
9780670038299
Lccn
2006047218
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm71210272
  • (OCoLC)71210272

Library Locations

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