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    Robert E. Lee (Command) (Paperback) By (author) Ron Field, Illustrated by Adam Hook

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    DescriptionBeloved by his soldiers and respected by his enemies, Robert E. Lee is undoubtedly the most popular general in American history to fight on the losing side. This book takes an in-depth look at this southern gentleman as a strategist and a tactician, covering all of his most important victories and defeats. Although courted by Lincoln, Robert E. Lee could not fight against his native Virginia and joined the Confederacy. After assuming command of the Army of Northern Virginia, Lee ran off a string of shocking victories that left the North reeling. However, on two separate occasions, Lee led invasions into the North and both ended in defeat, first at Antietam and then at Gettysburg. Encompassing the huge body of research surrounding General Lee and presenting it with numerous photographs and newly commissioned artwork, this book provides a complete understanding of Lee as a battlefield commander.


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    Title
    Robert E. Lee
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ron Field, Illustrated by Adam Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781849081450
    ISBN 10: 184908145X
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
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    B&T Approval Code: A44093200
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    DC22: 973.73092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC classification: E467.1.L4 F49 2010
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    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    21 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Until his retirement in 2007, Ron Field was Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982 to 1983. He was associate editor of the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain, from 1983 to 1992. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on US military history, and was elected a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, based in Washington, DC, in 2005.
    Review quote
    "The book is well balanced, giving due attention to Lee’s life before and after the American Civil War, but it is his position as Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia that deservedly receives the main focus.  In his analysis of Lee’s military operations, the author provides objectivity in interpretation and conclusions and insightful perception into Lee’s sterling character and inner mind. The accompanying illustrations, maps and photographs are artfully presented and greatly enhance the reader’s enjoyment and understanding of the life and military campaigns of this great commander... The author, illustrator and Osprey Publishing are to be congratulated." - Ron Stowers, Jackson Civil War Roundtable "Offers letters, newspapers, and diaries to build a fine narrative of Lee's achievements. From his legendary career to his tragedies, Robert E. Lee is a fine introduction for any military or general-interest holding." - The Midwest Book Review (December 2010) "A superb book about one of history's finest." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness