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  • Robert E. Lee
  • Written by Ron Field
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The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history

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On Sale: July 24, 2012
Pages: 64 | ISBN: 978-1-78200-134-8
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
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Robert E. Lee is widely recognized as the greatest commander in U.S. History. But why? In his new book, Ron Field, a member of the DC-based Company of Military Historians, seeks to convey the character, outlook, bearing, leadership style, and military brilliance of the “Old Man.” His narrative builds to Lee’s “hour of destiny” during the Civil War where Lee outshined McClellan during the Seven Days, Pope at Second Manassas, Burnside at Fredericksburg, and Hooker at Chancellorsville. Field also explores the tragic side to Lee’s legend: the heart attack that in 1963 sidelined him at Gettysburg; the loss of Stonewall Jackson to friendly fire that weakened his Western flank; and difficulties with fellow general Longstreet that contributed to his eventual defeat. Field also provides a balanced assessment of Lee’s flaws, including his difficulty in giving clear commands to his subordinates.
 
Readers of Osprey will find in Robert E. Lee everything they have come to expect from an Osprey series title, including campaign maps, full-color illustrations—this time from Adam Hook, dozens of photographs and a selected bibliography.

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"The book is well balanced, giving due attention to Lee’s life before and after the American Civil War, but it is his position as Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia that deservedly receives the main focus.  In his analysis of Lee’s military operations, the author provides objectivity in interpretation and conclusions and insightful perception into Lee’s sterling character and inner mind. The accompanying illustrations, maps and photographs are artfully presented and greatly enhance the reader’s enjoyment and understanding of the life and military campaigns of this great commander... The author, illustrator and Osprey Publishing are to be congratulated." - Ron Stowers, Jackson Civil War Roundtable

"Offers letters, newspapers, and diaries to build a fine narrative of Lee's achievements. From his legendary career to his tragedies, Robert E. Lee is a fine introduction for any military or general-interest holding." - The Midwest Book Review (December 2010)

"A superb book about one of history's finest." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

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