Rhett : the turbulent life and times of a fire-eater /
William C. Davis.
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, 2001.
702 p.
1570034397 (Hardcover : alk. paper)
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Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, 2001.
1570034397 (Hardcover : alk. paper)
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Explanations for the American Civil War often focus on the activities of Northern abolitionists and Southern fire-eaters, who are often blamed for their inability to compromise. This life of Robert Barnwell Rhett chronicles one of the earliest, best known, and most extreme of the fire-eaters. Director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and author or editor of over 50 books, including Rhett's memoirs, A Fire-Eater Remembers, Davis draws on an impressive selection of primary and secondary sources to produce this well-written biography of a central figure in the development of secessionist thought. Libraries desiring a comprehensive Civil War collection will want this, but others may be content with more general volumes such as Eric H. Walther's The Fire-Eaters (LJ 7/92). Recommended for larger academic and public libraries with an interest in a comprehensive Civil War collection. Theresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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