Lee: A Life of Virtue by John Perry

Lee: A Life of Virtue (The Generals)

John Perry gives a good overview of General Robert E. Lee’s life in this well written book. He starts with a young Robert and gives quite a lot of background and history that leads up to the man we have heard so much about from the Civil War. As he follows his life through his professional career and time in the military, he also documents Lee’s family and his personal spiritual growth. It was these  portions of the book that really spoke of who Lee was as a man, and caused me to appreciate and respect him for his character. He was a loving and devoted husband and father, though sadly absent for much of the time due to his military career. In some chapters of the book I expected to be bogged down in the descriptions concerning battles and war related events, but I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy those chapters and found them well written and interesting.

I enjoyed reading about Robert E. Lee, his faith, family, and political thoughts and beliefs. I learned some new and interesting facts about this great general, and completely enjoyed the journey through this book. The author has produced an excellent easy to read, easy to love biography.

Disclosure: I received this book free as part of the BookSneeze review program from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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