RE: [WarOf1812] Off Topic Request.
- Hello Peter,
A couple of suggestions for Civil War reading:
Robert E. Lee - by Emory M. Thomas - (1995)
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour - by William C. Davis - (1991)
This is just the tip of a very large iceberg. One could spend a lifetime
reading about the War between the States - from someone silly enough to
Glengarry Light Infantry
From: Peter Catley [mailto:peter.catley@...]
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 5:03 PM
Subject: [WarOf1812] Off Topic Request.
My apologies for this request, please bear with me but you guys are the
only trusted connections I have into the history of events over the
pond. I've recently finished re-reading Shelby Foote's Civil War
masterpiece and I am very interested in some of the Characters. In
particular I'm looking for a recommendation of a biography of General
R.E.Lee. I've just finished Burke Davis' "Gray Fox" but that ends with
the surrender at Appomattox, what happens afterwards? He lived another
five years and........!!
Also if anyone has any recommendations regarding good biographies of
Jefferson Davis I'd be delighted to hear them. I'm not particularily
Confederate orientated, its just that our history tends to be taught
from the Unionist angle and I'm interested in otherside of the events.
Again apologies for being off topic.
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- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Peter Catley" <peter.catley@b...>
>In particular I'm looking for a
> recommendation of a biography of General R.E.Lee. I've justfinished Burke
> Davis' "Gray Fox" but that ends with the surrender at Appomattox,what
> happens afterwards? He lived another five years and........!!There was a book out about twenty years ago called "Lee: The Last
Years" by Charles Bracelen Flood. I haven't read it, but I remember
it getting quite a bit of acclaim, and as the title suggests, it
focuses on those years after the war when he was at Washington & Lee
University (then Washington College). I think at the time it was a
Book of the Month Club selection and best seller. I see from Amazon
that it is still in print.