Recollections and Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Recollections and Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Robert Lee, Ben Wynne
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Recollections and Letters (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Robert Lee


This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
Just as its subject, General Robert E. Lee, was no ordinary man, The Recollections and Letters is no ordinary book. In defeat, the formal Confederate general became the personification of the South. This was a remarkable evolution for a man who in 1861 took up arms against the nation of his birth and subsequently led an army to a devastating end. Lee's transformation from defeated general to American hero was due in part to Robert E. Lee, Jr.'s, dedication to his father's memory.

In 1904 the younger Lee produced The Recollections and Letters, a book made up primarily of the general's personal correspondence, much of which was written to his wife and children. The book provided touching insights into the general's family life, allowing readers to connect with him on a more human level. Any study of Robert E. Lee, the South, the Civil War, or American history is incomplete without The Recollections and Letters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411466609
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/13/2012
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,107,567
File size: 927 KB

About the Author


The son of a Revolutionary War hero, Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia, in 1807. He was educated at the United States Military Academy in West Point. During the Mexican War, Lee distinguished himself as an army officer and was wounded during the storming of Chapultepec. He later served as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy and commanded the combined force of soldiers and marines that captured John Brown at Harper's Ferry in 1859. Abraham Lincoln offered Lee field command of all Federal forces but the Virginian declined, choosing instead to become commander of the Army of Northern Virginia in the Confederate forces.

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Recollections and Letters (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
budman1948 More than 1 year ago
This book by Gen. Robert E. Lee's son is a reflection on the character and qualities of the life of Lee. It is not a book regarding his campaigns, but instead a reflection on the man, what guided his principles and his love of family. It is excellent reading and well laid out. I at first thought it was kind of dull, because of the letters to his family, but the more I read I have a much better understanding of General Robert E. Lee and see him in a totally different light. This is a must read book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was written by Robert E. Lee's son. It is composed of many of Robert E. Lee's letters throughout his years. I learned so much about the man that was Robert E. Lee. Through this book I think I can say, I would have enjoyed his company.
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