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Douglas Southall Freeman

(1886—1953)


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(1886–1953), editor of the Richmond News Leader (1915–53), professor of journalism at Columbia, and author of R.E. Lee (4 vols., 1934–35, Pulitzer Prize); Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command (3 vols., 1942–44); The South to Posterity (1939), lectures on the Confederacy; and George Washington (6 vols., 1948–54; vol. 7, 1957, completed by two assistants, and all awarded a Pulitzer Prize).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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