Robert E. Lee

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  1. jet11

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    Can anyone suggest a good book on Robert E. Lee? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Douglas S. Freeman's biography, though dated (1934-35), is generally conceded to be the most complete. It's available in the original four volumes as well as in a single-volume abridgement. Freeman also produced "Lee's Lieutenants" in three volumes.
     
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    I would agree with Stephen on the Douglas Southall Freeman Biography, but would do the whole thing rather than the abridged version. Emory Thomas has a biography of Lee out, and that would be a more up-to-date reflection of scholarship. Of the two, take Freeman in the 4 volume set, of the abridged version or Thomas, take Thomas -- depends on your time and funds.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I will check these out.
     
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    The Lees of Virginia: Seven Generations of an American Family - Paul Nagel, Oxford Press, 1990
     

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