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From the Publisher"Anyone with an interest in South Carolina history, Civil War history, or the history of postwar turmoil in the South would do well to add [Wade Hampton] to their library."
—Georgia Historical Quarterly
"[This book] fills a large gap in both Civil War and Reconstruction history. . . . An authoritative biography of an interesting man that will well serve serious students of Southern history, the Civil War, the Reconstruction era, and Wade Hampton."
-Journal of America's Military Past
"The most thorough biography of Hampton that has been published and should prove of major interest to students of the Civil War and the nineteenth-century South."
-North Carolina Historical Review
"[A] splendid biography. . . . Adds significantly to the recent burst of scholarship on this long-overlooked leader. . . . Both sensitive and, when it is called for, unsparing."
-Journal of American History
"Takes on the substantial task of imposing order on the different stages of [Hampton's] career . . . impressive."
-The Journal of Southern History
"A compelling full biography notable for its scope, balance, and insight. . . . Andrew's insights and detailed attention to both Hampton's military career and his political odyssey makes this work stand out as the fullest and best."
-Journal of Military History
"A meticulously researched and superbly written biography. . . . Highly recommended."
"Elucidates Hampton's critical role during Reconstruction as a conservative leader, governor, U.S. senator, and southern Redeemer."
"The author accomplished his twofold mission of learning more about Hampton the man, and through his story, providing a better understanding of Southern paternalism, honor and chivalry, the motivation of Confederate soldiers, Reconstruction, racism and white supremacy, and the myth of the Lost Cause. . . . The pace of this book is brisk, and it is well organized. The transition between chapters and parts is smooth, and the writing is clear and concise. . . . Andrew has succeeded in producing a Hampton biography that is not only definitive, but also entertaining."
-The Washington Times