This great biography of General Robert E. Lee portrays the admirable character of this military hero. The author, Albert Marrin, does a great job of painting a complete picture of the complex man who rose from a poor and tragic childhood to become one of the greatest military minds America has ever known. Lee's life story is told along with the stories of other soldiers from both sides. The victories, defeats, successes, and failures of each side are portrayed in vivid and personal detail. 201 pages.