Christian Keller has proven once again that we can still learn much from the history of the American Civil War. The Great Partnership is a thought-provoking book on leadership relations based on the mostly successful partnership of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
Making use of letters, diaries, and memoirs, many well-known to experts, Keller adds a new and important dimension to the historiography surrounding Lee and Jackson ... Readers interested in the American Civil War and its leaders will find much to enjoy in this fresh, new interpretation.
... an intriguing blend of battlefield history, leadership manual, and character portrait of Lee and Jackson ... Mr. Keller’s study is not a comprehensive dual biography, nor is it a mere retilling of familiar ground on the Army of Northern Virginia; rather, it is a crisp, balanced and insightful analysis of the pressures of command and a compelling exploration of what was and what might have been ... a thoughtful exploration of religion sets Mr. Keller’s book apart from other command studies.