A powerful and introspective look into white Americans’ continuing romance with the Confederacy, and the lasting damage that has done.The New York Times Book ReviewA vital account of the destructiveness of the Lost Cause ideology throughout American history . . . At this pivotal moment, when we are debating some of the most painful aspects of our history, Seidule’s unsparing assessment of the Lost Cause provides an indispensable contribution to the discussion.Washington PostTimely, powerful, compelling—and COURAGEOUS . . . This is a book of enormous importance and tremendous insight that only a true Southerner—and a true historian—could have written.
General David Petraeus, US Army (Ret.), former Commander of the Surge in Iraq, US Central Command, and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan and former Director of the CIA
EVOCATIVE and provocative, honest, wry, and utterly engaging.
Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The British are ComingA MUST READ. Written by a true patriot who clearly loves his country and wants the best for her.
Mitch Landrieu, bestselling author of In The Shadow of StatuesPROFOUNDLY MOVING . . . Everyone should read this unflinchingly honest book.
Professor James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of FreedomDownload a Discussion Guide