978-0-8032-2153-6 / 9780803221536

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'A first rate reader on Lee's military career ...Stimulating' - "Journal of Military History". 'A collection that is true to its title. "Lee the Soldier" tells the story of the man during the four years of bloody war that raised him to such prominence...[Gallagher] has done an excellent job assembling and editing these 26 essays' - "America's Civil War". 'A usefully diverse volume on Lee ...Gallagher is to be congratulated on a varied and important volume that is a major advance in Civil War military studies' - "Times Literary Supplement". 'Carefully crafted ...There is more than enough ammunition here for several generations of historians to take plenty of potshots at one another' - "Civil War History". '"Lee the Soldier" is ...designed specifically to be useful, to guide the reader through the development of the Lee legend, from the heroic imagery of the Lost Cause to the more critical assessments of Lee...This collection represents a substantial achievement, and is a valuable addition and guide to the literature on Lee' - "American Studies". 'The essays in Gallagher's volume are well chosen, balancing excerpts from published works with original essays written by a number of leading Civil War historians. The six new essays alone are worth the price of the book' - "Blue & Gray". Gary W. Gallagher is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. His many books include "The Confederate War" and "Lee and His Generals in War and Memory".

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