Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

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A tantalizing biography of the legendary Civil War hero--Winner of the Lincoln Prize
Watch for Elizabeth Brown Pryor's new book, Six Encounters with Lincoln: A President Confronts Democracy and its Demons, coming from Viking in February 2017

Robert E. Lee is remembered by history as a tragic figure, stoic and brave but distant and enigmatic. Using dozens of previously unpublished letters as departure points, Pryor produces a stunning personal account of Lee's military ability, shedding new light on every aspect of the complex and contradictory general's life story. Explained for the first time in the context of the young United States's tumultuous societal developments, Lee's actions reveal a man forced to play a leading role in the formation of the nation at the cost of his private happiness."

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To most, Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war--remembered by history as stoic an....

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a An unorthodox, critical, and engaging biography [that] impressively captures Leeas character and personality.a
a"The Boston Globe"
a Pryor moves onto important historical and interpretive terrain with a far more discerning and critical eye than most of her scholarly or popular predecessors.a
a"The New Republic"

An unorthodox, critical, and engaging biography [that] impressively captures Lee s character and personality.
"The Boston Globe"
Pryor moves onto important historical and interpretive terrain with a far more discerning and critical eye than most of her scholarly or popular predecessors.
"The New Republic"

? An unorthodox, critical, and engaging biography [that] impressively captures Lee's character and personality.?
?"The Boston Globe"

? Pryor moves onto important historical and interpretive terrain with a far more discerning and critical eye than most of her scholarly or popular predecessors.?
?"The New Republic"
"Pryor has taken an icon and given us the soul of a complex man and his turbulent age."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Elizabeth Pryor's magnificent Reading the Man forever buries the tired assumption that the real Robert E. Lee can never be found. Her exhaustive research and beautiful prose recover the many layers of Lee's being."
--Peter Carmichael, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
"An orthodox, critical, and engaging biography. . . . [Pryor] impressively captures Lee's character and personality."
--The Boston Globe
"Pryor moves onto important historical and interpretive terrain with a far more discerning and critical eye than most of her scholarly or popular predecessors."
--The New Republic

-Pryor has taken an icon and given us the soul of a complex man and his turbulent age.-
--The Wall Street Journal
-Elizabeth Pryor's magnificent Reading the Man forever buries the tired assumption that the real Robert E. Lee can never be found. Her exhaustive research and beautiful prose recover the many layers of Lee's being.-
--Peter Carmichael, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
-An orthodox, critical, and engaging biography. . . . [Pryor] impressively captures Lee's character and personality.-
--The Boston Globe
-Pryor moves onto important historical and interpretive terrain with a far more discerning and critical eye than most of her scholarly or popular predecessors.-
--The New Republic

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