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R.E. Lee: A Biography

by FREEMAN, Douglas S

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FREEMAN, Douglas S. R. E. Lee: A Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934-1935. 1st eds. 4 Vols. Portrait frontises., illus., portraits, plates, maps, facsimiles. Orig. cloth. Spines slightly sunned, small spots of discoloration on spine of Vol. Four, faint foxing to title page of Vol. One, else very good set. HOWES F-350, "aa." Inscribed on front free endpaper of Vol. One, "Inscribed for Thomas Branch McAdams, who honors the name Virginian, Douglas Southall Freeman, Nov. 12, 1934." "A classic example of the biographical form; exhaustively researched, vividly written, balanced, judicious and definitive in its portrayal of the Confederacy's greatest soldier" Nevins II, p. 57. In Tall Cotton, 62.

From the foreward: “After I had accepted the invitation Charles Scribner’s Sons extended me in 1915 to write a biography of General Robert E. Lee I was surprised to find that much the larger part of the source material had never been consulted… For these reasons it became necessary to conduct a long research As this brought new facts to light, a work projected for one volume grew to four.”


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