Books: Shaping the New Republic

GEORGE WASHINGTON, PATRIOT AND PRESIDENT (Volume VI, 529 pp.)—Douglas Southall Freeman—Scribner ($7.50).

This is the sixth volume of the monumental seven-volume life of Washington planned by Richmond's late eminent Historian Douglas Southall Freeman (R. E. Lee, Lee's Lieutenants). Dr. Freeman died last year, on the day he finished the concluding chapter of Volume VI.

This book takes General Washington from his triumphal return to planter's life at Mount Vernon in 1783 to his 61st birthday and the end of his first term as President in early 1793. Long established as first in war biography,...

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