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'Robert E. Lee: A Life' offers chance to reflect on his stature

Memorial day was Monday. This is the proper time to reflect on our "honored dead," as Lincoln called the fallen at Gettysburg.

Any definition of patriotism has to start with love of country, followed by loyalty and sacrifice for one's homeland.

And a hero? Add leadership, courage and bravery.

These are the criteria for judging the life of Robert E. Lee. Award winning Civil War and Lincoln historian Allen Guelzo opens his 2022 biography, "Robert E. Lee: A Life," addressing the central issue of treason for one of the most iconic and central figures in American history.

Guelzo ends his 434 pages...


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