By William Rasmussen and Robert Tilton
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 that looks at these two figures together and compares them over an extended period of time. Leading authors William Rasmussen and Robert Tilton cover the entirety of both these major figures' lives, from their early education and military training at West Point, through the Civil War and its immediate aftermath, to their retirement, examining how their lives interconnected and diverged. This new book features over 270 fascinating illustrations that include images of the generals' uniforms and accoutrements, letters, rare photographs, and newly-discovered paintings, prints, engravings, and images from popular culture.
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 and addresses the question: "How should Lee and Grant be evaluated in 2007, the 200th anniversary of Lee's birth?"
352 pages, Softcover, ISBN 978-0945015260, Giles, 2007.
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