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The Resource Robert E. Lee : a biography, by Emory M. Thomas

Robert E. Lee : a biography, by Emory M. Thomas

Label
Robert E. Lee : a biography
Title
Robert E. Lee
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Emory M. Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The life of Robert E. Lee is a story of triumph - triumph in clearing his family name, triumph in marrying properly, triumph over the mighty Mississippi in his work as an engineer, and triumph over all other military men to become the towering figure who commanded the Confederate army in the American Civil War. But late in life Lee wrote what may be his most revealing phrase. He confessed that he "was always wanting something." This from perhaps the South's greatest hero, the man whose demeanor and presence in war were sufficient to inspire thousands to march to near-certain death. In this probing and personal biography, Emory Thomas's thorough examination of Lee's life reveals more than the man did himself, allowing us to find meaning in Lee's successes and failures. From his struggles as a youth with his father's humiliation, to his frustrating marriage into a proper and prominent family, and his lively relationships with young female friends and relatives, Lee - the uncertain scion, skilled engineer, consummate warrior, and college president - was actually an enigmatic person of latent passions. He lived in limbo between the self-control to which he aspired and the freedom for which he longed
Summary
Providing a thorough examination of the life of Robert E. Lee, a biography finds meaning in Lee's successes and failures and portrays him as a man struggling with personal inner torments who found release in the responsibilities of war
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163786
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
T48 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Robert E. Lee : a biography, by Emory M. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-457) and index
Control code
191465
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
472 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393037302
Lccn
95010522
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32241660
  • (OCoLC)32241660
Label
Robert E. Lee : a biography, by Emory M. Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [449]-457) and index
Control code
191465
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
472 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393037302
Lccn
95010522
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm32241660
  • (OCoLC)32241660

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