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.
“As a sheer work of art the book is as fine as anything that has been done on Lee.” (Harper’s)
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.
As fif you are there with General Lee
Audible quality is very bad.
The author doesn't really explain what cause R.E. Lee's greatness. I simply narrates what he did and when.
The book just didn't do Lee justice. Short on information, the narration seemed bored. His book on StoneWall Jackson was much better.
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!
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