By David Alan Johnson
Delving into their separate upbringings, the publication depicts supply as a working-class guy from Ohio and Lee as a Virginia aristocrat. either males have been strongly prompted via their fathers. furnish realized a lesson in choice as he watched his father conquer monetary hardships to make a profitable residing as a tanner and leather-based items broker. in contrast, Lee did his most sensible to develop into the polar contrary of his father, a guy whose financial disaster and imprisonment for unpaid bills introduced shame upon the kin. Lee cultivated a way of unimpeachable respectability and patrician courtesy, which within the box of conflict didn't regularly translate into decisive orders.
Underscoring the tragedy of this fratricidal clash, the writer recounts episodes from the sooner Mexican battle (1846-1848), while supply and Lee and plenty of different officials who may later oppose one another have been comrades in hands.
This bright narrative brings to existence a very important turning aspect in American background, displaying how personality and conditions mixed to have a decisive effect at the process events.
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