"The Old Rebel: Robert E. Lee As He Was Seen By His Contemporaries""
By Lochlainn Seabrook
260 pages; Illustrated
In his hard-working, conservative, dutiful, and honest ways, in his deeply spiritual, modest, loyal, gentle, loving, and forgiving nature, Lee serves as an ideal moral compass for today’s depersonalized atheistic society, a true-life paragon that all of us - no matter what our age, occupation, race, religion, or political persuasion - can aspire to.To aid us in better understanding the stunning power of Robert E. Lee’s life, Col. Seabrook has gathered together nearly 400 footnoted quotes by the General’s 19th-Century contemporaries, including both his admirers and his former Northern foes.
The book, a companion to Seabrook’s equally absorbing work The Quotable Robert E. Lee, is divided into convenient chapters, covering everything from Lee’s birth, childhood, and family life, to his service in both the U.S. military and the C.S. military, as well as his time as president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University).We also learn about the General’s earliest known French and English ancestors, his royal bloodline through William the Conqueror, Stratford Hall (Lee’s birthplace) and Arlington House (the Lee-Custis family estate), and the etymology of the Lee surname.
Seabrook’s personal notes and his numerous Victorian illustrations lend historical context, helping make this Civil War Sesquicentennial Edition an indispensable work.
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