"It is a rare blend of history and emotion, a book that speaks to both the mind and the heart. It should be read north and south, east and west, throughout America."
— Thomas Fleming
"An important chapter in the writing of American history."
— Archibald MacLeish
"Unforgettable portrait of a hero."
— Philadelphia Inquirer
After his surrender at Appomattox, Robert E. Lee lived only another five years, and these years comprise the great forgotten chapter of an extraordinary life. Though Lee is best remembered for his military campaigns, this was his finest hour, a time during which he did More than any other American to heal the woulds between North and South. This is a moving and intimate account of those years, filled with the warmth of family ties and enduring friendships set against the harsh realities of Reconstruction.
The above is excerpted from "Lee - the Last Years" by Charles Bracelen Flood. Reprinted by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.