I can’t agree with Christopher Rein’s assessment of Robert E. Lee. The claim that he was “one of the worst, if not the worst, military commander of all time” is wildly overstated, and to dismiss him as “a traitor and a failure” is overly simplistic.
“The existence of his nation (if you recognize the South's right to secede) depended on his performance on the battlefield and as an advisor, and he failed miserably.”
Yasuhide Kawashima. The Tokyo Rose Case: Treason on Trial. Landmark
Law Cases and American Society Series. Lawrence University Press of
Kansas, 2013. xiv + 189 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1904-7;
$17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-1905-4.
Reviewed by Lisa Beckenbaugh (Military Analyst, Trideum Corp)
Published on H-War (September, 2014)
Commissioned by Margaret Sankey