Robert E. Lee and the Pursuit of Perfection

  • Sat, Jan 14, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Robert E. Lee was often characterized as remote and not given to self-revelation. But that was part of a lifetime pattern, cast by the long shadow of his father, Light-Horse Harry Lee, in which Lee was driven to pursue perfection, independence and security. Only at the end of his life, as president of Washington College, did he bring these pursuits into harmony.

Join Dr. Allen Guelzo, Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University and Director, James Madison Program’s Initiative in Politics & Sportsmanship, as he leads this discussion. Guelzo is the author of “Robert E. Lee: A Life” published in 2021. 

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Sat, Jan 14, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres come to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here. 

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