States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War by Walter Brian Cisco
"An excellent biography of a lesser-known Confederate general. . . . This book gives us an interesting overview of how an untrained politician becomes an effective military leader. "
"Cisco's States Rights Gist is a perfect match for the man, who has deserved a good biography and has one at last. "
William C. Davis, author of Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour
"The great strength of Cisco's book is the author's exemplary story-telling abilities. His clear, evocative explanations of the political and social psychology of the antebellum South are superb. Cisco is a major new talent. "