An American historian, author, and Pulitzer Prize receiver, he is most widely known for his biographies of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. He also got a three-decade-long profession as editor from the Richmond News Head. He gained a Ph.D. ever sold from Johns Hopkins College or university when he was simply twenty-two years of age. He was among the most important experts on the annals from the Confederacy and had written numerous books about them. He was created in Lynchburg, Virginia, and he afterwards shifted to Richmond, Virginia. Along with his wife, Inez Goddin (whom he wedded in 1914), he previously three kids. He earned a Pulitzer Award in 1935 for his four-volume biography of Robert E. Lee.