Robert E. Lee at War: Tragic Secessionist

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Building upon his noted work in the award-winning Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg Campaign, Scott Bowden has now undertaken the most in-depth and exhaustive study of Robert E. Lee's generalship.

Robert E. Lee at War presents a fresh and compelling portrait of the true warrior that is sure to illuminate his legacy for generations to come. By mining fresh sources, and in adhering to a rigorous historical methodology, Bowden's account of General Lee emerges to be as necessary as it is original. The story of Lee's decision-making is laid before the reader, and his relationship with his key lieutenants, along with the complicated and strained relationship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, appears in fresh, new light.

Never before addressed topics include a complete analysis of Lee's art of war. Also, and for the first time, Bowden explains in great detail Lee's ongoing efforts to craft and reorganize the army he inherited from Joe Johnston-a force unevenly led and inefficiently organized-into a modern and fierce fighting machine known as the Army of Northern Virginia.

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About the Author:

Scott Bowden is a graduate of Texas Christian University and is the award-winning author of numerous books on Napoleonic and American Civil War military history. His Last Chance for Victory: Robert E. Lee and the Gettysburg Campaign, is acclaimed as one of the most compelling and riveting military history books of our age, receiving awards, and accolades: Required reading at U. S. Army School for Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College Named to the Chief of Staff, U. S. Air Force, recommended Reading List Winner of five distinguished literary awards, including the Douglas Southall Freeman American History Award. Building upon the historiography and the award-winning analysis displayed in Last Chance for Victory, Bowden brings the legendary American to life. Robert E. Lee at War reconstructs Lee's momentous decisions and actions that combine to create a gripping narrative of unprecedented scope. Fully supported with a lavish array of maps, diagrams, vintage photographs and illustrations, Robert E. Lee at War will be a beautiful and indispensable addition to any library.

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In this handsome volume, historian Scott Bowden offers readers a novel treatment of the pressures confronting Lee in his most daunting hours. Despite the gallons of ink that have been spilled assessing the Gray Fox s strategic thinking and his dealings with cantankerous officers, Bowden s book makes an original contribution to Lee scholarship. Rather than simply rehashing tales of familiar battles and campaigns, Bowden takes as his chief subject the intellectual lineage of Lee s military thought. Noting that Lee was a diligent student of the military arts, he argues that the historical examples of Frederick the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar and Napoleon provide an essential context for understanding Lee as military commander. Wisely conceding that the lack of documentary evidence prevents a historian from determining the precise influence of earlier commanders on Lee, Bowden nonetheless sets forth some revealing parallels to Lee s behavior on the battlefield. Revisiting Lee s command decisions allows readers to experience the contingencies and complexities of key moments and to view the complex landscape of warfare in the mid-19th century. Bowden s spellbinding narrative first transports readers to the early days of Lee s military career including detailed treatments of his tenure as superintendent of the United States Military Academy and the time he spent intercepting Comanche raiders on the Texas frontier. Next is an assessment of Lee s decision to resign his army commission in the spring of 1861. Bowden contends that Lee s decision was both anguished and central to his concept of honor. Although Lee s talents were immediately recognized by Virginia Governor John Letcher, Lee passed through the early days of the war underutilized and underappreciated. In Bowden s estimation, Lee was a victim of Jefferson Davis tortured ego and a personal animosity that stretched back to their days at West Point. The author goes to great lengths to posit a frigid relationship between Davis and Lee. He recounts the tale of the Cheat and Sewell Mountain Campaign, an unmitigated disaster in which Davis, without conferring upon him formal command authority, dispatched Lee to dispense with Federal troops occupying northwestern Virginia. Despite bickering commanders, dreadful terrain, miserable weather and appalling supply shortages, Lee publicly shouldered the blame for the stinging defeats. Davis remained unwilling to lay aside his enmity, but Lee checked his emotions under trying circumstances exceedingly well. Lee replicated this self-control in two more thankless assignments from Davis: four frustrating months supervising the Confederacy s Southeastern coastal defense and a Richmond desk job that lacked defined purpose. Lee might have remained in Richmond had a musket ball and an artillery shell fragment not seriously wounded Joseph E. Johnston at Seven Pines. The author leaves his readers on the Seven Pines battlefield on the evening of May 31, when Davis begrudgingly decided that Lee would, at last, get his chance to command. Virtually every page of this book teems with stunning lithographs, paintings, broadsides, period photographs and maps. It is a pleasure to hold. In the space of seven appendices, Bowden provides a handy timeline of Lee,s military career and several orders of battle. --Civil War News

Commendably, the publisher also decided to print real footnotes at the bottom of each page though the book frustratingly lacks a bibliography. The author makes clear that he intends this book and its forthcoming companions as a response to a shadowy legion of revisionist historians. In his estimation, they have either taken their cues from Lost Cause critics or dismissed anyone connected to the former Confederacy as anti-intellectual. Citing approvingly the work of Douglas Southall Freeman and Clifford Dowdey, Bowden goes to great lengths to defend Lee from the maligning influence of these unnamed presentist scholars. Unfortunately, this agenda detracts from his analysis. For example, Bowden s insistence that Lee s honor drove his tortured decision to resign his commission is plausible but is open to question. Did not Lee, in renouncing his allegiance to the United States, violate a solemn oath and therefore his honor? Bowden insists that it is only through contextualization that Lee s reputation can be rescued from the revisionists. But ironically, one context essential to understanding the tragic secessionist is missing: Lee s de facto ownership and documented ill treatment of his father-in-law s slaves. Elizabeth Brown Pryor s recent work on Lee and slavery, for instance, is not cited in otherwise extensive notes. Ultimately, Bowden has produced an attractive book, convincing in its fresh and nuanced reading of military history but marred by a hopelessly outdated Lost Cause sensibility that venerates a marble man. Brian Matthew Jordan --Civil War News

Probably the most studied, lionized, and memorialized of all American soldiers, Lee came from a wealthy Northern Virginia family, and graduated secondin his class in 1829 from WestPoint, placing first in tactics and artillery. His baptism of fire came in the Mexican War,where he won three brevet promotions for bravery. Gen.Winfield Scott,commander of forces in Mexico,credited Lee for much of the success of the Mexican campaign, and years later described Lee as &the very best soldier that I ever saw in the field. Just before the Civil War, Scott, who wouldbecome General In Chief of the Army, told a close friend: I tell you, sir, that Robert E.Lee is the greatest soldier nowliving, and if he ever gets the opportunity, he will prove himself the greatest captain of history. The son of Revolutionary War hero Light Horse Harry Lee, Robert was raised by his mother; who deeply impressed upon the youth her devout Episcopalian faith and characteristics of duty, honor, courage and self-discipline. Lee's display of these traits was prominent throughout his life. This is a richly illustrated book with much history presented in the letters, articles and period photographs that grace every page. life and career, forging a character of exemplary leadership that caused him to be held in the highest esteem by fellow officers, and an iconic figure to the people of the South, and the private soldiers who followed him to the point of worshipfulness. The publisher, Military History Press, specializes in editing and publishing lush historical books on military actions and warriors. Their books are recognizable in their attention to the finest details. To call their publications;art is to recognize their devotion to the delight of fine books. Every page is glossy and thick, and one finds himself trying to slide the pages between thumb and forefinger to be sure he hasn't turned two, or even three pages, together when it is only one.Considering the quality of production, the published cost of this book seems small for the richness of the product. This is a beautiful addition to any library or coffee table. It is a well-written, frequently spell-binding narrative of the life of one of this country's greatest soldiers - from his earliest years, to the first year of the crucible of civil war on which the steel of this country was hammered and tested. --The Advocate Baton Rouge

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