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Posted July 31, 2002
Perpetuating Lee myths is very poor history
In my opinion, this is one of the worst pieces of history to come out on Gettysurg within recent memory. Through the grace of a smooth narrative, the author retells about every myth and misconception connected to Robert E Lee and Gettysburg. What I found especially detached from the facts were Trudeau's troubling explanations of Lee's decisions, what they were (supposedly) based on and how other generals in the Army of Northern Virginia (allegedly) viewed the commanding general's course of action AT THE TIME THESE DECISIONS WERE MADE. Indeed, the author's conclusions are so at odds with what other members of the Confederate high command have stated, that this reader is left wondering what the author REALLY knows about the subject matter. In short, I wish that the author would have bothered to read past the oft-repeated, baseless myths, and done some serious research and original thought.
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