Caught between opposing ideas as two nations perished and another was born, Lee left a lasting legacy as one of the great moral and civic leaders of the postwar South. From the Civil War's waning days to Lee's disillusioned struggles thereafter, Dwyer masterfully captures the life of this soldier, man of peace, and Christian of enduring faith. 608 pages, softcover from Broadman & Holman.
Picking up where Stonewall left off, John Dwyer masterfully recreates the final years of the Civil War as well as the final years of Lee's life. This book will show that Robert E. Lee's greatest service to America was in those final years as he struggled with disappointment, disillusionment, broken dreams, and health problems. Assuming leadership of a struggling college in Lexington, Lee became the moral, civic, and racial leader of the post-war South.