"A singular and elegant contribution to the art of biography, the history of the war and the civilization of the South." —Southern Partisan
"Carolina Cavalier is a rare treat that belongs on the bookshelf of everyone interested in Southern and Civil War history." —Blue & Gray
"Carolina Cavalier is biography raised to an art form. It is, unquestionably, the finest book on a Confederate hero to appear in a very long time." —Charleston News & Courier
"Wilson . . . is clearly one of the best of his generation. . . . Thanks to him we now have a clearer image of what the Southern cavalier was like." —M.E. BRADFORD, National Review
"Wilson writes gracefully and well, unfolding, so far as possible, his narrative in a manner that carries its own interpretation. . . . Wilson sheds light on the society and the times: on education and religion, on ideological currents and political battles, on the legal profession and the literary life." —EUGENE D. GENOVESE, Chronicles of Culture
Clyde N. Wilson is a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. He has edited The Papers of John C. Calhoun, vols. 10-19, and Why the South Will Survive (Georgia, 1981).