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The Marble Man

Robert E. Lee and His Image in American Society

by Thomas Lawrence Connelly

272 pages / 6.12 x 9.25 inches / no illustrations

Civil War

  Paperback / 9780807104743 / July 1978

“An engaging, provocative book. . . . As a study of symbol-making [it] is first-rate.”—Washington Post

“Connelly provides a fascinating insight into the historical press-agentry through which Lee was enshrined as...an exemplar of American virtues.”—Saturday Review

“An excellent reappraisal of Lee. Highly recommended.”—Library Journal

Thomas Lawrence Connelly, professor of history at the University of South Carolina for many years, was the author or coauthor of numerous books on the Civil War, including The Politics of Command: Factions and Ideas in Confederate Strategy; The Marble Man: Robert E. Lee and His Image in American Society; and God and General Longstreet: The Lost Cause and the Southern Mind.

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