Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lee(The Generals) Goodness in Action by John Perry

A powerful, compact biography of Robert E. Lee, focusing on how his intrinsic goodness shaped everything from his battle tactics to his treatment of his troops.

It’s no surprise that Robert E. Lee graduated second in his class from West Point. His four years there were marked by exemplary conduct and nary a demerit. He went on to become one of the most successful generals of the Confederate army during the American Civil War, inspiring his troops with his unselfish character and devotion to duty. Lee’s string of victories earned him praise on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. He was admired for his tactical success in battle, and even after surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomatox court house, his example of conduct for thousands of ex-Confederates made him a legend. After the war, he assumed the presidency of Washington College and devoted the remainder of his life to setting an example of conduct. He remains one of the most distinguished military heroes of all time.

My Thoughts:
Seeing as how I am from the North, I would be more partial to Grant. But since, I am now living in the South, I decided to give the South a try and review this book. I was surprised at what all I learned from this book! Perry did this biography in a way that doesn't bore you to tears, nor does it drag on and on, like many biographies do. General Lee really was brought to life through Perry's research and writing. I was highly intrigued by all the things he wrote about and brought into perspective.

This is a book that I will gladly share with my husband, whom loves General Lee, as well as anyone else who may want an in depth look at the life of a famous General.

~A Copy of this book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers.

~I do not receive financial compensation for any of my reviews. I do however from time to time receive complimentary review books to read and post HONEST reviews, positive and negative. The acceptance of a book does not guarantee a positive review.~

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