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Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War | [Burke Davis]

Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

Robert E. Lee, a Christian and a gentleman, was the most remarkable man to emerge from the Civil War and is one of the greatest tragic figures of American history. Reserved and unflappable, savvy and fearless, shrewd and tenacious, fatherly and kind are but a few of the adjectives commonly used to describe this noble hero.
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Robert E. Lee, a Christian and a gentleman, was the most remarkable man to emerge from the Civil War and is one of the greatest tragic figures of American history. Reserved and unflappable, savvy and fearless, shrewd and tenacious, fatherly and kind are but a few of the adjectives commonly used to describe this noble hero.

By using a dramatic form of narrative and relying on numerous eyewitness accounts, Burke Davis brings Lee to life. Listening to this powerful work gives you the feeling you are there, with Lee, Jackson, and the rest. It is a rare blend of history and emotion, a book that speaks to both the mind and the heart.

©1956 Burke Davis (P)1990 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“As a sheer work of art the book is as fine as anything that has been done on Lee.” (Harper’s)

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    Charles DANVILLE, CA, United States 09-03-12
    Charles DANVILLE, CA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2012
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    I was disappointed with the flat narrative format of the book and the reading was equally flat and lifeless. The narrative gave some insight into the character of Lee, but I came away without knowing anything new about him. The book was worthwhile, but not inspiring.


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    John P. Tynan Santa Barbara, CA USA 07-29-12
    John P. Tynan Santa Barbara, CA USA 07-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story - bad audible quality"
    What made the experience of listening to Gray Fox the most enjoyable?

    Great narrative


    What did you like best about this story?

    As fif you are there with General Lee


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Gray Fox


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    Audible quality is very bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jared GRIMES, CA, United States 04-06-12
    Jared GRIMES, CA, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good account of the Civil War"
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    The author doesn't really explain what cause R.E. Lee's greatness. I simply narrates what he did and when.


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    Michael Lebanon, TN, United States 11-29-11
    Michael Lebanon, TN, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2011
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    The book just didn't do Lee justice. Short on information, the narration seemed bored. His book on StoneWall Jackson was much better.

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    Pamkf San Francisco Bay Area 07-14-11
    Pamkf San Francisco Bay Area 07-14-11 Member Since 2006

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    "Riveting"

    This is a terrific book. The level of detail about Lee is amazing. It is not a dry historical read, but the narrative actually comes alive and we learn much about Lee the man. It's a must read for Civil War buffs. I especially enjoyed the part of the book focusing on Appomattox. The author wrote it in a way that the reader feels that she is in the room watching as the events unfold. Great narration as well. Highly recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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