Robert E. Lee

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Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil

War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great

American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through

the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a

thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account

of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military

experience and his work in later life to his death on October 12, 1870. The

first few pages set the scene by listing a substantial amount of facts about the

names and backgrounds of his parents Harry and Ann and Lee's wife, Mary

Custis, with some reference to his father's army career and political life.

After Lee's early years, the reader will learn of his schooling at the Military

Academy, West Point, followed by his life in the Army before and after the

Civil War.

The biography ends in the latter pages with an account of his

work after his military career came to an end, and finally, with his death after

a prolonged period of ill-health, thought to be stress induced.

Author Ian Hogg is a prolific writer in the field of defense and military

technology. He is a weapons expert, having written many books on all types

of rifles, shotguns and small arms, such as Modern Rifles, Shotguns and

Pistols, and Modern Small Arms. He is an acknowledged expert on infantry

weapons and is thought to be the world's leading expert on this and artillery

strategies. He is a well known author of military history, and works as a

weapons evaluator in addition to his writing.

Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia on January...