A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee

A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee

by John Esten 1830-1886 Cooke (Created by)


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ISBN-13: 9780343056841
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/14/2018
Pages: 650
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.31(d)

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Life Of Gen. Robert E. Lee (Large Print Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Virginian_by_Birth More than 1 year ago
This book by John Esten Cooke is a reprint of an original printed at the end of the 19th Century. Cooke was on Stuart's staff during the Civil War and thus had direct access to General Lee. Ths better part of the book is obviously focused on the battles of The War, but much print is devoted to General Lee and his interactions with his subordinates. There is sufficient attention given to battles to give the military historian a taste, but there is not a great deal of detail to strategy and tactics on the immediate front, but rather to the overall conduct of the operations. Admittedly, Cooke was a great admirer of Lee, and this must be taken into account in the reading of the book. Many anecdotes that have become part of the oral tradition of the Old South are presented here. The emphasis is not so much on legend as in presenting General Lee in a light not usually presented in history books. This would be particularly useful to someone who would like a "history/biography" written shortly after the Civil War from the Confederate prespective.