What do you believe about Robert E. Lee?

Friends of Field Library present author talk at virtual event


Friends of the Field Library is hosting a thought provoking conversation with General Ty Seidule virtually on March 3 at 7 p.m. Part history lecture, part meditation on the Civil War and its fallout, and part memoir, Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the deeply-held legends and myths of the Confederacy―and provides a surprising interpretation of essential truths that our country still has a difficult time articulating and accepting. To rsvp go here.

Author Ty Seidule (Photo by Nancy L. Ford)

Ty Seidule grew up revering Robert E. Lee. From his southern childhood to his service in the U.S. Army, every part of his life reinforced the Lost Cause myth: that Lee was the greatest man who ever lived, and that the Confederates were underdogs who lost the Civil War with honor. Now, as a retired brigadier general and Professor Emeritus of History at West Point, his view has radically changed. From a soldier, a scholar, and a southerner, Ty Seidule believes that American history demands a reckoning.

“Ty Seidule scorches us with the truth and rivets us with his fierce sense of moral urgency.” said fellow author Ron Chernow a historian best known for his biography of Alexander Hamilton that inspired the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton.

The book can be ordered from local Croton book seller: By-the-Dam Books, 4 Old Post Road South, Croton-on-Hudson (enter through the Black Cow) Tel:  914-274-5888 Email:  bythedambooks@gmail.com Website:  https://www.facebook.com/bythedambooks