American Experience: Robert E. Lee

American Experience: Robert E. Lee

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Director: Michael Murphy, Chris Sarandon, Kara Jackson

Cast: Michael Murphy, Chris Sarandon, Kara Jackson

     
 
Few figures in U.S. military history are as divisive as General Robert E. Lee (1807-70). Adored by some for his heroic leadership of the Confederacy during the Civil War - to such a degree that countless statues still commemorate him in the American South - and resented or loathed by others for the southern cause that he promulgated, Lee continues to court endless

Overview

Few figures in U.S. military history are as divisive as General Robert E. Lee (1807-70). Adored by some for his heroic leadership of the Confederacy during the Civil War - to such a degree that countless statues still commemorate him in the American South - and resented or loathed by others for the southern cause that he promulgated, Lee continues to court endless fascination. This episode of PBS's American Experience documentary series explores Lee's life, accomplishments and reputation, with a particularly strong emphasis on his string of military victories and the idolization surrounding Lee in the 140 years that followed his death.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
UPC:
0841887013932
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
46,226

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- American Experience: Robert E. Lee
1. The Young Lieutenant [10:01]
2. Family Life and War [13:26]
3. The Seccession Crisis [8:56]
4. Seven Days Battles [8:51]
5. Bringing the War to the North [8:09]
6. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg [9:20]
7. Grant's Overland Campaign [10:29]
8. Surrender [12:27]
9. Credits [3:19]

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American Experience: Robert E. Lee 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
zoreck More than 1 year ago
This is an truly excellent, detailed film of the life and times of Lee. It explains his strengths and weaknesses very well and the personal emotions he had, some of which affected the outcome of the War Lee was his own worst enemy  in may ways and paid dearly for his choice not to command the Union. It was a time when the state was the government one was most loyal too and Lee paid dearly for that. (I thought it was wrong to take his home, and to bury Union soldiers in his driveway as this didn't happen to any other General of the war It is a film that shows his personal struggles, the physical toll, how his health affected him. and how some decisions and beliefs he held and made truly were the undoing of the south.