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"The Lost Cause... is a tangible and influential phenomenon in American culture and this book provides an excellent source for anyone seeking to explore its various dimensions." ―Southern Historian
"Well reasoned and timely." ―Booklist
Very good treatment of the origins and reality of the Lost Cause.Published 2 months ago by M. Hundley
This is an excellent collection of essays that provides history of the "Myth of the Lost Cause" on several topics. It make clear that the Lost Cause is just a myth. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R Colton
Fascinating book that shows "spinning" current events is definitely nothing new. The civil war had its own set of "Bahgdad Bobs" right after the war. Read morePublished 11 months ago by John F. Stoops
The first essay was worth the price of the book, but the others did not meet that high standard. I would have liked some expansion on that first essay. What I got was trivia...Published 12 months ago by R. G. Steen
Interesting start to the discussion, but the essay format is so short it can only brush the surface. The article on Wade Hampton I found to be the most interesting. Read morePublished 12 months ago by John Cuddy
Excellent analysis and review of the rise and effect of the "Lost Cause" mythology that still permeates the study of the U.S. Civil War to this day.Published 19 months ago by Kevin Brown
This book feels more like a scholarly paper than something written for the general public. Not much fun to read.Published 22 months ago by James L. Carr
With the end of the Civil War, the South came face to face with a debacle. All had been lost: their economy, their traditions and finally their hopes. Read morePublished 24 months ago by arthur banner
I had always wondered how the causes of the Civil War had been sanitized and subjected to spin - this is thorough and authoritative. Read morePublished on April 23, 2011 by Bill Simon