Robert E. Lee, Patriot to the End
Making the Case That General Lee Purposely Lost the Civil War to Preserve the Union
About the Book
Robert E. Lee, Patriot to the End briefly summarizes the case for reading the historical record of the military service of General Robert E. Lee with fresh eyes. One can see, from that novel perspective, that General Lee subsumed his tactical military genius to the strategic goal of preserving the truly civil union of North and South in the United States of America.
The author, Stephen Thompson, leads readers on a brisk tour through the highlights of General Lee’s record to provide a perspective for this brief’s main historical point.
This brief, Robert E. Lee, Patriot to the End, gives its readers a compact and digestible summary of a premise and its supporting argument that can lead to seeing an old yet unsettled conflict from a fresh point of view.
About the Author
Stephen Thompson was born in Huntsville, Alabama; his first love was Coach Bryant and the Alabama football program. But you’ll not be surprised after reading the brief personal portion of the piece to know Thompson’s pro baseball loyalties go with the Yankees. Thompson’s favorite bands are Blink 182/Green Day--favorite solo artists Justin Bieber/Rihanna. Thompson is also the author of “A Gift Before Dying”, New South Books 2000.