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Renegade RevolutionaryThe Life of General Charles Lee$
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Phillip Papas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780814767658

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.001.0001

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The Brutality of Love and War

The Brutality of Love and War

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Renegade Revolutionary

Phillip Papas

NYU Press

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's military radicalism as well as the romantic rejection he experienced in Eastern Europe. Lee's first trip to Eastern Europe transformed him into a political radical, but emerged a military radical from his next foray into the region. Despite witnessing and experiencing the brutality of war in North America and Portugal, Lee was unprepared for the slaughter in Eastern Europe, where warfare was shaped by unconventional tactics more than conventional strategies. This chapter considers the political turbulence in Poland and goes on to discuss Lee's interest in unconventional warfare, his views about Britain's imperial policy, and his love for a young Polish woman named Louisa.

Keywords:   love, Charles Lee, military radicalism, Eastern Europe, war, Poland, unconventional warfare, Britain, imperial policy

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