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Again, the best biography on Washington going. A must read for understanding the man. Washington has been diminished as of late, as we are in a time a extreme historical revision; but a read of these books will do much to bring him to life in the imagination - and he will come out not diminished, but the truly great person that he was.
The son of a Confederate veteran, Douglas Southall Freeman was long interested in the Civil War. A man of intense work ethic, he earned his PhD at 22, then balanced a journalist's demanding schedule with a historian's, as he churned out Lee's Dispatches (1915), the Pulitzer-Prize-winning four-volume R. E. Lee: A Biography (1934-35), Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command (1942-44), and finally, the ...moreMore about Douglas Southall Freeman...
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