EASTON PRESS/CIVIL WAR Life of General Robert E. Lee, John Esten Cooke, VGOOD
Item in excellent condition, does not include Collector's Notes, does have signed nameplate in front of book (see pics). 2014 EASTON PRESS REPRINT OF 1871 ORIGINAL. This important contemporary biography of Lee is by historian and novelist John Cooke who, at the outbreak of war, became an ardent secessionist and joined Confederate forces after Virginia's secession. Throughout the war he served as a staff officer in the Army of Northern Virginia, coming into close contact with Lee. Encyclopedia of the American Civil War. Cooke's biography became an early classic on the Southern hero, published shortly after Lee's death and in the fury of the formulation of Lee mythology. Cooke's association with Lee in the field during the last months of the war gives the work a certain usefulness, and the tone is respectful and affectionate. Strongly pro-Confederate, the biography nonetheless avoids partisan bitterness that characterizes so much of the literature from this period. From a literary viewpoint the book stands up rather well. The author examines Lee's early life then abruptly moves to the war near Richmond, where Lee rose to prominence. Subsequent chapters examine the movements on the Chickahominy, the advance northward, Lee's invasion of Maryland, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, the final campaign of 1863, the last campaigns and Lee's last days (Eicher).
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- Binding: Leather
- Place of Publication: Norwalk
- Language: English
- Special Attributes: Collector's Edition
- Author: John Esten Cooke
- Publisher: Easton Press
- Topic: Civil War (1861-65)
- Subject: Military & War
- Year Printed: 2014