The Life of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen
A beautiful hardcover volume about an inspiring Christian man. Includes:
~ Lee’s Maxims for Young Gentlemen
~ His Ten Rules of Chivalry
~ The Code of the Gentleman
“Teach him he must deny himself”, is one of Lee’s most famous quotes on the instruction of a boy. Many a man looking death or compromise in the face, has been spared the label coward because his faith was bolstered by the memory of heroes who walked before him. This is a book which supplies just that type of example, from the man who said “Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more; you should never wish to do less.”
About the Author
J. G. deRoulhac Hamilton was an American historian of the South, author, and the founder of the Southern Historical Collection at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. Here he spent most of his academic career. He published books and articles about the history of reconstruction. But Hamilton’s his most influential role was as an archivist, collecting manuscripts from all over the Southern states that form the core of the Collection.
Hamilton attended University of the South, known sometimes as Sewanee, an Episcopal college in the Tennessee city of the same name. He later attended Columbia University in New York City, where he put considerable efforts into the study of southern Reconstruction.
He was then appointed associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina, where he soon became head of the history department and led into it becoming one of the leading centers for graduate study in American history. Over the next twenty years, Hamilton published a number of books, especially on subject of interest to North Carolinians. For over 20 years he was known as the foremost scholar in the nation on southern Reconstruction.