R. E. Lee: A Biography, Volume 2

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Contents

CH AITII I LEE IS GIVEN AN IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT
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THE CONCENTRATION ON THE PENINSULA
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LEE AND THE CONSCRIPTION ACT
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About the author (1977)

Douglas Southall Freeman was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1886, the son of a Confederate soldier. After receiving a Ph.D. in history from Johns Hopkins University at the age of twenty-two, he embarked on a newspaper career. He was named the editor of the Richmond "News Leader" at the age of twenty-nine, a post he would hold for thirty-four years. In 1915, Freeman was commissioned by Scribner's to write a one-volume biography of Robert E. Lee; twenty years of work later, his four-volume "R. E. Lee" won the Pulitzer Prize. The three volumes of "Lee's Lieutenants" took him a relatively modest eight years to complete. He won another Pulitzer Prize for his six-volume biography of George Washington, which he finished only hours before his death in 1953.

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