Robert E. Lee: A Life
by Allen Guelzo
- Biographies & Memoirs, Civil War
The definitive biography of Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee is one of the most confounding figures in American history. Lee betrayed his nation in order to defend his home state and uphold the slave system he claimed to oppose. And behind his genteel demeanor and perfectionism lurked the insecurities of a man haunted by the legacy of a father who disappeared when Robert was just six years old.
In Robert E. Lee: A Life, the award-winning historian Allen Guelzo has written the definitive biography of the general, from his refined upbringing, to his long career in the U.S. Army, and his leadership during the Civil War. Above all, Guelzo captures Robert E. Lee in all his complexity—his hypocrisy and courage, his outward calm and inner turmoil, his honor and his disloyalty.
“One of America’s greatest Lincoln scholars, Allen Guelzo has written the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee for our time.” —Michael Lind, author of What Lincoln Believed
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||September 28, 2021|