Books: Last of Lee

R. E. LEE (Vols. Ill & IV)—Douglas Southall Freeman—Scribner ($7.50).

Volumes III and IV of Douglas Freeman's four-decker definitive life of Robert E. Lee carry on from the aftermath of Chancellorsville and the death of "Stonewall" Jackson (TIME, Oct. 22) to the old age and final illness of the Confederate generalissimo. When the South collapsed at Appomattox, Lee was already suffering from a complicated heart and artery disorder that was never properly diagnosed. But he had a living to make, and he set out to make it. The Northern victory had wiped out his...