Call of Duty: The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee

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Although the Civil War was the bitterest epoch of American experience — dividing families, sundering communities, and enforcing fierce regional enmity — Robert E. Lee was admired and respected by partisans from both sides. This volume examines the attributes of life and service that enabled Lee to become a model of leadership for all time.

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Overview

Although the Civil War was the bitterest epoch of American experience — dividing families, sundering communities, and enforcing fierce regional enmity — Robert E. Lee was admired and respected by partisans from both sides. This volume examines the attributes of life and service that enabled Lee to become a model of leadership for all time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888952230
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Series: Leaders in Action Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 652,688
  • Product dimensions: 4.79 (w) x 6.99 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology
Part I The Life of Robert Edward Lee 23
Prologue 25
Birth and Lineage 31
Childhood and Education 39
West Point 45
Sorrow and Joy 49
Preparation for Prominence 53
The Mexican War 58
Superintendent at West Point 66
Days of Sorrow 72
Secession 78
The Decision 85
The Call of the South 90
The War Begins 94
Lee Takes Command 98
The Catastrophic Loss 102
Gettysburg 108
Lee Resigns 115
The Great Revival 119
The Beginning of the End 123
The End Comes 127
The Return Home 135
In Richmond 141
A Door Opens 148
President of Washington College 158
The Last Good-bye 166
Last Days 174
Epilogue 177
Part II The Character of Robert Edward Lee 181
Christianity 183
Worship 187
The Bible 190
A Devoted Husband 193
A Godly Wife 199
Marital Fidelity 205
Fatherhood 208
Love for Children 214
Audacity 219
Courage 222
Duty 226
Submission to God's Will 230
Fighting Bitterness 234
Humility 242
Self-Control 249
Self-Denial 252
Refusal to Follow Self-Interest 258
Humor 262
Kindness 267
Love to Enemies 272
The Love of His Men 276
Love for His Men 279
Morale 283
Politics 289
States' Rights 293
Slavery 297
Race Relations 302
Trust in God 307
Effective Generalship 312
Civilized Warfare 316
Part III The Legacy of Robert Edward Lee 323
Lee's Accomplishments as a Commander 325
The Greatness of Lee 328
The Lessons of Leadership 333
Bibliography 336
Endnotes 343
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    An American patriot

    Wilkens has done a first rate job on one our country's most beloved heroes. Lee was a unifying force in both the north and south after the war. His character and devotion to his Creator, family and country can never be captured in words. Wilkens however does a supreme job in helping us catch a glimpse of this giant.

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