Light-Horse Harry Lee

The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero - The Tragic Life of Robert E. Lee's Father
Product Number: EB00723832
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781621578604
Publisher: Regnery History
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"Light-Horse Harry blazes across the pages of Ryan Cole's narrative like a meteor-and his final crash is as destructive. Cole tells his story with care, sympathy, and where necessary, sternness. This book is a great, and sometimes harrowing read." -Richard Brookhiser, senior editor atNational Reviewand author ofFounding Father: Rediscovering George Washington Who was "Light-Horse Harry" Lee? Gallant Revolutionary War hero. Quintessential Virginia cavalryman. George Washington's trusted subordinate andimmortal eulogist. Robert E. Lee's beloved father.Founding father who shepherded the Constitution through the Virginia Ratifying Convention. But Light-Horse Harry Lee was also a conman. A beachcomber. Imprisoned for debt. Caught up in sordid squabbles over squalid land deals. Maimed for life by an angry political mob. Light-Horse Harry Lee's life was tragic, glorious, and dramatic, but perhaps because of its sad, ignominious conclusion historians have rarely given him his due-until now. Now historian Ryan Cole presents this soldier and statesman of the founding generation with all the vim and vigor thattypified Lee himself. Scouring hundreds of contemporary documents and reading his way into Lee's life, political philosophy, and character, Cole gives us the most intimate picture to date of this greatly awed but hugely talented man whose influence has reverberated from the founding of the United States to the present day.

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Author(s): Ryan Cole
Original Publish Date: Jan 15, 2019

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