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Who Was Robert E. Lee? Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2019-04-16 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 13 user ratings
ISBN:0448479095
LANGUAGE:English

" Very interestingThis book was very enjoyable. I learned a lot about Robert E Lee. In the end he is an honorable man who did the best he could. " said.

" I didn't like this book that much. In the first part it was good because it talked about his last few and I thought it was interesting. But during the majority of the book it talked about the civil war. I guess there was still some history about Robert during the civil war. There wasn't as much as I stuff about him as I thought there would be. This book would be good if you want to learn about how the civil war went. I wouldn't recommend it for research on him. " said.

" This was a good biography of Robert E. Lee. I like the level of detail considering it's a juvenile non-fiction book. " said.

" Very interesting book. I learned a lot about a man that I knew very little about and was very surprised. " said.

" That was pretty good! It was a little shocking though to see how badly he wanted the country to stay together and how against slavery he was. That is what I get for getting info from popular media! " said.

" Another children's biography that gave a great summary of a true American hero. I didn't know very much about Robert E. Lee before reading this book. I'd heard he didn't want to be the leader of the Confederate Army, but I didn't realize how much he was opposed to the separation of the union. I also found his early life fascinating. " said.

"This book is great for elementary children, but it is also very useful for adults who want to be reminded of the main facts pertaining to Robert E. Lee.

Robert E Lee came from a great legacy of Lee’s. His own father was Light Horse Harry, who fought alongside George Washington. Two of Lee’s cousins were signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The book gives a good summary of Lee’s childhood and personal life as husband to Ann Custis, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington. They had 6 children.

He fought in the Mexican War under his friend and commander Major General Winfield Scott. Lee proved to be a good soldier.

In 1861, Lee was asked to lead the Union Army against the south, which included his beloved home state of Virginia. As a man of honor, Lee decided to stand with Virginia. The book summarizes the major victories and defeats of the war, then describes the morning of the surrender at Appomattox Court House. Even in defeat, he was a respected man.

Lee suffered many losses because of the Civil War. He even was charged with treason and lost his U.S. citizenship. (In recent years that has been rectified)

He was offered the presidency of Washington College in Lexington, VA, which had just four teachers and forty students at that time. In one year, there were 400 students. Later the name of the college was changed to Washington and Lee University.

He died at home October 12, 1870
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" A great brief history of Robert E. Lee. Would be good for introducing your kids to the Civil War. " said.

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