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American Experience: Robert E. Lee

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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 ...
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 841887013932
  • Original Release: 2010
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,844

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Murphy Participant
Chris Sarandon Voice Only
Kara Jackson Voice Only
Technical Credits
Michael Chin Cinematographer
Joel Goodman Score Composer
Hazel Gurland Associate Producer
Deborah Clancy Porfido Production Manager
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Bruce Shaw Editor
Mark Zwonitzer Producer, Screenwriter
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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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Disc #1 -- American Experience: Robert E. Lee
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  • Posted October 26, 2013

    This is an truly excellent, detailed film of the life and times

    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.   

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