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This charming book of antidotes, personal accounts and remembrances provides wonderful insights into these complex and enormously influential military leaders. Expertly researched and skillfully arranged the book follows a combined timeline for both men from early character building events through the extraordinary challenges and heartbreaking sorrows at the head of opposing armies. The narrative forms intimate and at times humorous character illustrations of the these two icons of American Hist...
THE GENERALS portrays the lives of Civil War commanders U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee from childhood to the closing of the catastrophic war. An Afterward gives a brief account of their lives post war.The book's primary sources are contemporaneous letters, diaries, military orders, reminiscences, and the like, which give us a more immediate, personal view of the Generals and their times. Grant had a happier marriage; Lee garnered widespread respect for his character, while holding disparaging view...
Parallel biographies of the two main generals of the American Civil War. Contains numerous footnotes from primary sources. It is an easy read.
Unless studied and learned from, we are doomed to repeat history. Here is a great book telling the story of two great men. Something to learn from, so our future is preserved.