The Lees of Virginia: seven generations of an American family

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Oxford University Press,
Pub. Date:
1990.
Language:
English
Description
Whether opposing Nathaniel Bacon and his Rebels in 1676, or condemning English colonial policy in 1776, or turning back the Union Army at the Seven Days' battles of 1862, the descendants of Richard and Anne Lee have occupied a preeminent place in American history. They were among the firstfamilies of Virginia. Two were signers of the Declaration of Independence and several others distinguished themselves during the Revolutionary War. And one, Robert E. Lee, remains widely admired for his lofty character and military success. In The Lees of Virginia, Paul Nagel chronicles seven generations of Lees, from the family founder Richard to General Robert E. Lee, covering over two hundred years of American history. We meet Thomas Lee, who dreamed of America as a continental empire. His daughter was Hannah Lee Corbin, anon-conformist in lifestyle and religion, while his son, Richard Henry Lee, was a tempestuous figure who wore black silk over a disfigured hand when he made the motion in Congress for Independence. Another of Thomas' sons, Arthur Lee, created a political storm by his accusations against BenjaminFranklin. Arthur's cousin was Light-Horse Harry Lee, a controversial cavalry officer in the Revolutionary War, whose wild real estate speculation led to imprisonment for debt and finally self-exile in the Caribbean. One of Harry's sons, Henry Lee, further disgraced the family by seducing hissister-in-law and frittering away Stratford, the Lees' ancestral home. Another son, however, became the family's redeeming figure--Robert E. Lee, a brilliant tactician whose ruling motto was self-denial and who saw God's hand in all things. In these and numerous other portraits, Nagel discloses how,from 1640 to 1870, a family spirit united the Lees, making them a force in Virginian and American affairs. Paul Nagel is a leading chronicler of families prominent in our history. His Descent from Glory, a masterful narrative account of four generations of Adamses, was a Book-of-the-Month Club main selection and a brilliant critical and popular success. The New Yorker hailed it as "intelligent,tactful, and spiritually generous," and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian W.A. Swanberg, in the Chicago Sun-Times, called it "a magnificent embarrassment of biographical riches." Now, in The Lees of Virginia, Nagel brings his skills to bear on another major American family, taking readers inside thegreat estates of the Old Dominion and the turbulent lives of the Lee men and women.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780195053852
9781483064383
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 6672be74-aa6e-b958-f42e-0355d6339a4c
full_title lees of virginia seven generations of an american family
author nagel paul c
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-01-17 03:59:28AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1557141039446228992
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Lewis, Edward.
author Nagel, Paul C.
author-letter Nagel, Paul C.
author2 Lewis, Edward., hoopla digital.
author2-role Lewis, Edward.|Narrator, hoopla digital.
author_additional Paul C. Nagel.
author_display Nagel, Paul C
availability_toggle_louisville Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_louisville Louisville Public Library
callnumber-a CT274.L44
callnumber-first C - Historical Sciences
callnumber-subject CT - Biography
callnumber_sort_louisville 973.7092 LEE
date_added 2000-04-14T06:00:00Z
days_since_added 6126
detailed_location_louisville Louisville Biographies
display_description The descendants of Richard and Anne Lee, among the first families of Virginia, have occupied a preeminent place in American history. Two were signers of the Declaration of Independence, several others distinguished themselves during the Revolutionary War, and one, Robert E. Lee, remains the most widely known as a Civil War legend. In The Lees of Virginia, Paul Nagel chronicles seven generations of Lees, covering over two hundred years of American history. We meet the dreamers and the nonconformists, the controversial and tempestuous personalities, the disgracers of the family name-and, of course, the family's redeeming figure: Robert E. Lee, a brilliant military tactician whose ruling motto was self-denial and who saw God's hand in all things. In these and numerous other portraits, Nagel discloses how, from 1640 to 1870, a family spirit united the Lees, making them a force in Virginian and American affairs.
edition Unabridged.
era 1807-1870
format_boost 18
format_category_louisville Books
format_louisville Book
genre_facet Biography, Genealogy
geographic Virginia Biography, Virginia Genealogy
geographic_facet Virginia
grouping_category book
id 6672be74-aa6e-b958-f42e-0355d6339a4c
isbn 9780195053852, 9781483064383
item_details hoopla:MWT10027374||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10027374||Available Online||||, ils:.b11037052|.i14201215|Louisville Biographies|973.7092 LEE|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Aug 17, 2015|lsvba||
itype_louisville hardcover book
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_louisville 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_exact_louisville 973.7092 LEE
local_callnumber_left_louisville 973.7092 LEE
local_callnumber_louisville 973.7092 LEE
local_days_since_added_louisville 6126
num_holdings 1
oclc 21410743
owning_library_louisville Louisville Public Library
owning_location_louisville Louisville Public Library
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.)) : digital., xiv, 332 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
popularity 4
primary_isbn 9780195053852
publishDate 1990, 2007
publishDateSort 1990
publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc. :, Made available through hoopla,, Oxford University Press,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details hoopla:MWT10027374|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Blackstone Audio, Inc. :|2007.|1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.)) : digital., ils:.b11037052|Book|Books||English|Oxford University Press,|1990.|xiv, 332 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records bc, be, bg, bm, bn, boulder, broomfield, flc, la, lafayette, lg, longmont, louisville, ls, md
scoping_details_louisville ils:.b11037052|.i14201215|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|3,8,9,10,11,13,14,15,18,34,35,38,39,36,37,42,43,40,41,46,45,68,69,70,71,67,76,77,72,73,74,75,85,84,86,81,80,82,93,92,95,100,98,99,96,97,110,111,108,109,106,105,119,118,117,116,115,114,112||
subject_facet Lee family, Lee, Robert E. -- (Robert Edward), -- 1807-1870 -- Family, Virginia -- Biography, Virginia -- Genealogy
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title The Lees of Virginia : seven generations of an American family
title_display The Lees of Virginia : seven generations of an American family
title_full The Lees of Virginia : seven generations of an American family / Paul C. Nagel, The Lees of Virginia: seven generations of an American family [electronic resource] / Paul C. Nagel
title_short The Lees of Virginia :
title_sort lees of virginia seven generations of an american family
title_sub seven generations of an American family
topic Lee family, Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 Family, Virginia Biography, Virginia Genealogy
topic_facet Family, Lee family, Lee, Robert E