Part Two Of Two Parts
Douglas Southall Freeman's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Robert E. Lee captures the man as well as the general. The son of a Revolutionary War hero, Lee was a product of young America's elite. And he embodied all the conflicts of his time.
For Lee and others the Civil War was not about slavery but loyalty...to state or nation? When Lincoln offered him command of the U.S. Army, he chose instead the Confederacy, convinced that duty lay in serving his native Virginia.
This one-volume abridgement by Richard Harwell of Freeman's work contains all the power and drama of the original. The difference is that Lee is more accessible, the reader less cumbered with detail.
"Biography in the grand manner, military history par excellence." --Dumas Malone
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July 29, 1997
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