Robert E. Lee was a leader for the ages. The man heralded by Winston Churchill as "one of the noblest Americans who ever lived" inspired an out-manned, out-gunned army to achieve greatness on the battlefield. He was a brilliant strategist and a man of unyielding courage who, in the face of insurmountable odds, nearly changed forever the course of history.
"A masterpiece—the best work of its kind I have ever read. Crocker's Lee is a Lee for all leaders to study; and to work, quite deliberately, to emulate." — Major General Josiah Bunting III, superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute
In this remarkable book, you'll learn the keys to Lee's greatness as a man and a leader. You'll find a general whose standards for personal excellence was second to none, whose leadership was founded on the highest moral principles, and whose character was made of steel. You'll see how he remade a rag-tag bunch of men into one of the most impressive fighting forces history has ever known. You'll also discover other sides of Lee—the businessman who inherited the debt-ridden Arlington plantation and streamlined its operations, the teacher who took a backwater college and made it into a prestigious university, and the motivator who inspired those he led to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. Each chapter concludes with the extraordinary lessons learned, which can be applied not only to your professional life, but also to your private life as well.
Today's business world requires leaders of uncommon excellence who can overcome the cold brutality of constant change. Robert E. Lee was such a leader. He triumphed over challenges people in business face every day. Guided by his magnificent example, so can you.
About the Author
H. W. Crocker III, a longtime student of Robert E. Lee, is the executive editor of Regnery Publishing, Inc., consulting editor for Eagle Book Clubs, and former speechwriter for the governor of California. He serves on the board of the Southern Military Institute, writes a column on Civil War books for Southern Partisan magazine, and has written on military history for National Review, American Spectator, and other publications. He lives in northern Virginia.
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Grey Fox
1. Understanding Lee
2. Apprenticeship in Mexico
3. Lee, the Businessman
4. Lee, the Strategist
5. Lee's War
6. The High Tide of Lee's Confederacy
8. Lee Versus Grant
9. Hanging On
10. Lee, the Teacher
11. The Marble Man
Appendix: Lee's Lieutenants-Stonewall Jackson, A. P. Hill, Jeb Stuart, James Longstreet
Select, Critical Bibliography
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Robert E. Lee on Leadership is a great book! I have been a student on the subject of Robert E. Lee for years. I have developed my own insights on this quintessential American, however, H. W. Crocker III (Ed Goldman is not the author) provides insight that is not provided in many of the texts in my library pertaining to RE Lee. A must buy book.
A must read for 'corporate world' managers. Anyone who thinks they know how to manage people or run a business should read this book.
It might change the way you look at life! Robert E. Lee was not only a great man who almost accomplished the impossible but he was also the ultimate teacher on being a graceful leader who can win and loose with humility.