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Robert E. Lee: Lessons in Leadership

Great Generals

Noah Andre Trudeau; Foreword by General Wesley K. Clark

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

General Robert E. Lee was a complicated man and military figure.  In Robert E. Lee, the 11th book in the critically acclaimed Great Generals Series, Noah Andre Trudeau follows the general's Civil War path with a special emphasis on Lee's changing set of personal values as the conflict wended through four bloody years and by exploring his famous skills as a crafty and daring tactician. Trudeau adds a fresh perspective toward understanding a major figure in American history who remains decidedly an enigma.

 

 

 

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Praise for Robert E. Lee:
 

"For a century after the death of Robert E. Lee in 1870, his image achieved iconic status in the South--and beyond.  In recent decades, however, historians have discovered a flesh and blood Lee who is far more complex and interesting than the marble man of yore.  Trudeau's fast-paced biography offers a well-rounded portrait of the real Robert E. Lee." --James M. McPherson, bestselling author of Battle Cry of Freedom

 

"Noah Andre Trudeau's Robert E. Lee offers an insightful portrait of one of America's greatest generals.  In a brisk narrative, Trudeau delineates the personal and professional attributes of the famous Confederate leader.  A reader will learn much in these pages about a fascinating, historic figure."

--Jeffry D. Wert, author of Cavalryman of the Lost Cause:  A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

 

"A crisply-written and compelling biography of one of America's most celebrated soldiers.  Trudeau's keen insights and considerable talents as a writer and historian make this book a must read for anyone wishing to understand Lee's remarkable military career and mastery of the battlefield."
--W. Todd Groce, President and CEO, Georgia Historical Society, and author of Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War

Praise for Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage:
 
"Trudeau enhances his reputation as a narrative historian of the Civil War with what is to date the best large-scale single-volume treatment of those crucial three days in July 1863, elegantly reconstructing the battle and the campaign from the perspectives of the participants."--Publishers Weekly
 
"A monumental work, thoroughly researched and well written, this is the best recent single-volume history of the campaign."--Library Journal
 
"This is military history at its best, and it will make a great addition to any Civil War collection."--Booklist
Praise for Robert E. Lee:
 

"For a century after the death of Robert E. Lee in 1870, his image achieved iconic status in the South--and beyond.  In recent decades, however, historians have discovered a flesh and blood Lee who is far more complex and interesting than the marble man of yore.  Trudeau's fast-paced biography offers a well-rounded portrait of the real Robert E. Lee." --James M. McPherson, bestselling author of Battle Cry of Freedom

 

"Noah Andre Trudeau's Robert E. Lee offers an insightful portrait of one of America's greatest generals.  In a brisk narrative, Trudeau delineates the personal and professional attributes of the famous Confederate leader.  A reader will learn much in these pages about a fascinating, historic figure."

--Jeffry D. Wert, author of Cavalryman of the Lost Cause:  A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

 

"A crisply-written and compelling biography of one of America's most celebrated soldiers.  Trudeau's keen insights and considerable talents as a writer and historian make this book a must read for anyone wishing to understand Lee's remarkable military career and mastery of the battlefield."
--W. Todd Groce, President and CEO, Georgia Historical Society, and author of Mountain Rebels: East Tennessee Confederates and the Civil War

Praise for Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage:
 
"Trudeau enhances his reputation as a narrative historian of the Civil War with what is to date the best large-scale single-volume treatment of those crucial three days in July 1863, elegantly reconstructing the battle and the campaign from the perspectives of the participants."--Publishers Weekly
 
"A monumental work, thoroughly researched and well written, this is the best recent single-volume history of the campaign."--Library Journal
 
"This is military history at its best, and it will make a great addition to any Civil War collection."--Booklist

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  • Noah Andre Trudeau; Foreword by General Wesley K. Clark

  • Noah Andre Trudeau is a civil war historian who has written articles for Civil War Times Illustrated, Gettysburg Magazine, Blue and Gray, North & South, The Columbiad, America's Civil War, and Military History Quarterly. He has written six books on the subject, including the bestseller, Gettysburg, Bloody Roads South, The Last Citadel, and Like Men of War, which was honored with the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation's Jerry Coffey Memorial Book Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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