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Robert E Lee and Me by Ty Seidule

Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause

Ty Seidule

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Category: History, Non-fiction
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication date: 1 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781250239266

Soldier and head of the West Point history department Ty Seidule challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy - and explores why some of this country's oldest wounds have never healed.

4 stars out of 5
Gareth Russell
20 Feb 2021

"Robert E Lee and Me is one of the more unusual and interesting recent reflections on the ever lingering ghosts of the Confederacy"

Seidule is a refreshing voice in this discussion about the legacy of the civil war. He makes an intriguing case for why the unique culture of the south should not be conflated with the Confederate cause, and this army veteran also shows it is neither left wing nor “unpatriotic” to make a hard-nosed reassessment of yesterday’s heroes; he is as open in his incredulity at the affection still inspired for a republic that “died fighting against the United States” as he is about his own patriotism: “I chose to serve for so long because of my abiding belief in the United States of America. I was willing to fight and die . . . I love my country.”