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Thread #55326 Message #859020
Posted By: Stephen L. Rich
05-Jan-03 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Subject: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
I must highly recommend "Lee & Grant: A Dual Biography" by Gene Smith. A tandem biography of U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee is long overdue sort of thing given how their respective lives were tied together by the events of their era (not just the Civil War). The book helps one to understand a good deal of their lives were shaped by events, how events were shaped by their lives, and how the sum total shaped us.