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Lee (1932)

by Douglas Southall Freeman

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Series: R.E. Lee: A Biography (abridgment)

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This one volume abridgment is horrible and hopefully will not discourage other readers (unlike me) from reading the original multi-volume work! ( )
  octafoil40 | Oct 1, 2012 |
This is an abridgment of Freeman's original four-volume biography of Lee. It is little surpassed in the erudition of the author. On the other hand, it is something of a hagiography. I was particularly struck by Freeman's distress that anyone would consider Lee to have been a traitor. This is not to take away from the argument that Lee contributed to the stability of the reunited United States of America be discouraging further rebellion, but if Lee wasn't a traitor, what is treason?

Recommended as an authoritative work, but the reader might want to balance this with The Marble Man: Robert E. Lee and His Image in American Society by Thomas Lawrence Connelly and Lee Considered by Alan Nolan ( )
  juglicerr | Oct 5, 2008 |
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Harwell, Richardsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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They had come so often, those sombre men from the sheriff.  Always they were polite, but they asked so insistently of the General's whereabouts and they talked of court papers with strange Latin names.
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