Lee and Grant
by William M. S. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton
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360 pages, ISBN 1904832362, Giles, 2007
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.
William M. S. Rasmussen and Robert S. Tilton are both leading American historians and have collaborated together on three previous publications, Pocahontas: Her Life and Legend (1994); George Washington: The Man Behind the Myths (1999); and Old Virginia: The Pursuit of a Pastoral Ideal (2003). Rasmussen is the Lora M. Robins Curator of Art at the Virginia Historical Society. Tilton is Chair of the Department of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
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