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"A very valuable book about the influence of Hollywood and popular art on our images of the Civil War."
-Indiana Magazine of History
"A fascinating, informative book. . . . Highly recommended to students and enthusiasts of the Civil War and for those interested in an examination of misinformation in movies and art."
"Illustrates the continued scholarly interest in the Civil War as a thematic resource for American popular culture."
-Journal of Southern History
"A thoughtful, well-researched, and well-illustrated study that helps readers learn how their understanding of the Civil War has been shaped."
-Journal of America's Military Past
"A short and very readable book that should appeal to anyone with more than a passing interest in the Civil War."
"Gallagher's analysis of the ways artists and Hollywood film writers have shaped the changing perceptions of the Civil War and its legacy is thought provoking."
"A solidly researched and intriguing exploration of the influence of popular culture on public understanding of the war. Anyone interested in the Civil War and the impact of media on historical understanding will find Gallagher's latest book rewarding on many levels."
-Civil War Times
"This seemingly specialized book in fact has broad appeal."
-Centre Daily Times
"Written with Gallagher's customary clarity and vigor, salted with sardonic humor, and laced with expressions of concern about the darker side of Lost Cause adherents' admiration of Nathan Bedford Forrest and contempt for Abraham Lincoln."