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The Resource Robert E. Lee : a Penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr

Robert E. Lee : a Penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr

Label
Robert E. Lee : a Penguin life
Title
Robert E. Lee
Title remainder
a Penguin life
Statement of responsibility
Roy Blount, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Iconic Virginian, brilliant general, and complex human being---that last aspect of Robert E. Lee has daunted biographers and been disregarded by partisans. Now Roy Blount Jr. combines acute character insight with lively storytelling and full-hearted Southern directness to craft this unique portrait. Fascinated by what made Lee such a charismatic, though reluctant, leader, Blount delves into the influences of Lee's illustrious but scandal-clouded ancestry, his hero-turned-scapegrace father, and his beloved, beautiful, husband-forsaken mother. In 1861 Lee was Lincoln's first choice to lead the Union troops, but his Virginia roots drew him, instead, to Confederate command. Blount vividly conveys Lee's audacity and uncanny successes in battle, and also his humility, his quirky humor (certain jokes in particular), his faults as a communicator, and his sorrowful sense of responsibility for his outnumbered, half-starved army. Robert E. Lee, the first brief biography of this American legend, will appeal to history and military buffs, students of Southern culture, and every reader curious about the makeup of a man born to be a myth
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blount, Roy
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E467.1.L4
LC item number
B58 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Series statement
Penguin lives series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • United States
  • United States
  • Generales
  • Estados Unidos
Label
Robert E. Lee : a Penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Robert E. Lee -- Appendix I: speculation -- Appendix II: Lee's humor -- Appendix III: Lee's attitude toward slavery
Control code
ocm50548811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780670032204
Lccn
2002032423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50548811
  • (OCoLC)50548811
Label
Robert E. Lee : a Penguin life, Roy Blount, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-210)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Robert E. Lee -- Appendix I: speculation -- Appendix II: Lee's humor -- Appendix III: Lee's attitude toward slavery
Control code
ocm50548811
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9780670032204
Lccn
2002032423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o50548811
  • (OCoLC)50548811

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