Myth of Nathan Bedford Forrest / Edition 1

Myth of Nathan Bedford Forrest / Edition 1

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by Paul Ashdown, Edward Caudill
     
 

In this new book, Paul Ashdown and Edward Caudill explore the creation of the relentless Forrest myth. Scrutinizing literature, art, cinema, and popular culture over the past 150 years, the authors contend that the legend is a creation of the nation's obsession with the Civil War, and its press. This book will captivate readers with the enigma that was Nathan

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In this new book, Paul Ashdown and Edward Caudill explore the creation of the relentless Forrest myth. Scrutinizing literature, art, cinema, and popular culture over the past 150 years, the authors contend that the legend is a creation of the nation's obsession with the Civil War, and its press. This book will captivate readers with the enigma that was Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543010
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2006
Series:
American Crisis Series: Books on the Civil War Era Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Dreams of Glory
Chapter 1: A Future Foretold
Chapter 2: A River of Blood
Chapter 3: The Country of the Damned
Part II: Mythmakers
Chapter 4: Forrest and the Press
Chapter 5: Monkeys and Manifestoes
Chapter 6: Hydra and Heracles
Part III: No Peace in Tennessee
Chapter 7: Only the Dead Can Ride
Bibliography

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