Lee and Grant, by Rasmussen, William M. S.
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- ISBN: 9781904832362 | 1904832369
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/15/2008
This new book provides the first major re-assessment of both Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; their lives, careers and historical impact. By the end of the Civil War, most Americans considered either Robert E. Lee or Ulysses S. Grant to be a hero. Since then, much has been written on their respective roles in the war, but curiously little has been published which looks at these two figures together and compares them over an extended period of time. This new book combines over 270 fascinating illustrations, including the generals' uniforms and accoutrements, letters, rare photographs and newly-discovered paintings, prints and sculpture, with an extensively researched and well-written narrative text. This study, together with the accompanying national touring exhibition, provides the first major re-assessment of the lives, careers and historical impact of Lee and Grant. It also charts the development of historical thought and popular attitudes towards both figures in the years since the outbreak of the Civil War, and addresses the question, how should Lee and Grant be evaluated over 200 years after Lee's birth?