Douglas Southall Freeman (1886 – 1953) was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, radio commentator, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for both of which he was awarded Pulitzer Prizes.
Following the critical success of R. E. Lee: A Biography, Freeman expanded his study of the Confederacy with the critically acclaimed three-volume Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, published in 1942, 1943, and 1944. It presents a unique combination of military strategy, biography, and Civil War history, and it shows how armies actually work. Published during World War II, it had a great influence on American military leaders and strategists. A few months after the conclusion of the war, Freeman was asked to join an official tour of American forces in Europe and Japan. Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command established Freeman as the preeminent military historian in the country.
Volume One: Manassas to Malvern Hill (773 pages)
Volume Two: Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville (760 pages)
Volume Three: Gettysburg to Appomattox (862 pages)
All three volumes have some bumping and shelf wear to the covers. Volume 2 has white spotting (possibly water stain) on the top half of the front cover and to the spine, On the front free end paper of all three volumes is written a dedication. Inside, the pages are clean and the binding is firm.