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this book to boys more then girls because of the fact the main charter is a
young man and in the most parts of the book is about Knute as an
athlete. In this book, Knute the main charter, does many breath taking
things. Guernsey Van Riper Jr. gets the reader caught on his hook to
read this book. The events make them want to fall out of their chair.
Knute has a sister Anne who takes him out to the berry patch to gather
berries. On their way back from the berry patch Knute decides that he
wants to go swimming so Anne gives in and joins Knute. Suddenly . I
will leave you hanging. Try to get your hands on this book before it is
gone, Also try to get your hands on some of the other books that Guernsey
Van Riper Jr. has written.
This book is illustrated mostly with historical paintings (many of which you will see in other volumes in the Famous Figures of the Civil War Era series), as well as some contemporary photographs of a few Lee related sites. Sidebars provided some additional details on Lee's life and the events covered. As always, the fact that these books insist on calling their subjects by their first name continues to nag at me. Marse Robert I could accept, but calling Lee "Robert" the entire book just sounds strange. Sorry.
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Marian G. Cannon begins this study with Lee's decision to refuse President Lincoln's offer to take command of the Federal armies at the start of the Civil War because of Lee's loyalty to his native Virginia. This speaks to one of the hardest issues for young students to understand: the idea of putting your state above your country. Consequently, the book begins with Lee being born as a Southerner the goes on to cover his marriage, early military career during the Mexican War, and then his leadership of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War.
This is a solid biography of Lee, that covers all of the basics in a fairly objective manner. The book is illustrated with historical photographs and paintings of the life and times of Robert E. Lee. Younger students assigned to do a research project on Lee will find this a good place to start. Other First Books on the Civil War look at Ulysses S. Grant, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the battle of the ironclads.
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Amazon.com recently found me an out of print copy of this book. Fortunately, now I'll have the opportunity to share it with others in the future.
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Including primary sources ad nauseam, this book gives you all the silver and none of the dross.
If any person dismisses Lee as a traitor (which I heard a man say) they show their ignorance of a noble life. They should also read this book.
Also, the author does not hesitate to state the shortcomings of Lee (although there weren't many).
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