Robert E. Lee

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Good term paper. Long. Some personal and regional points should be changed. Recomended reading "Introduction to the United States" by Noel Ignatiev Great. Check grammar, structure, usage more.


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...