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Duty faithfully performed : Robert E. Lee and his critics

Author: John M Taylor
Publisher: Dulles, Va. : Brassey's, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Confederate Civil War general Robert E. Lee has not had a good press in recent years. Beginning with Thomas Connelly's The Marble Man in 1977, a number of historians have written books designed to topple Lee from his lofty pedestal. In Duty Faithfully Performed, noted biographer John M. Taylor ably counters these revisionist criticisms with a forceful defense of General Lee's character and military accomplishments.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Taylor, John M., 1930-
Duty faithfully performed.
Dulles, Va. : Brassey's, ©1999
(OCoLC)607185347
Online version:
Taylor, John M., 1930-
Duty faithfully performed.
Dulles, Va. : Brassey's, ©1999
(OCoLC)609356373
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee, Soldat.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Taylor
ISBN: 1574881582 9781574881585 1574881833 9781574881837
OCLC Number: 41400786
Description: xv, 268 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: The general and the historians --
Chapter 2: Son of the Old Dominion --
Chapter 3: The young soldier --
Chapter 4: Duty, god, and slavery --
Chapter 5: "I shall share the miseries of my people" --
Chapter 6: War --
Chapter 7: Saving Richmond --
Chapter 8: Suppressing Pope --
Chapter 9: Determined valor --
Chapter 10: High tide at Fredericksburg --
Chapter 11: "May God have mercy on General Lee" --
Chapter 12: The road to Gettysburg --
Chapter 13: "This is all my fault" --
Chapter 14: A military sacrament --
Chapter 15: "We have got to whip them" --
Chapter 16: Never call retreat --
Chapter 17: Siege --
Chapter 18: A surrender of quality --
Chapter 19: A dry and thirsty land --
Chapter 20: Meet General Lee.
Responsibility: John M. Taylor ; with a foreword by Rod Paschall.

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Taylor, who has written a number of biographies and histories and has been published in Military History Quarterly and The Wall Street Journal , challenges criticism of Lee with this defense of his  Read more...

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