Friday, February 10, 2012

Booknotes II (February '12)

New Arrivals:

1. A Guide to Civil War in the Mountains of West Virginia, 1861 - Three One-Day Driving Tours by Hunter Lesser (Quarrier Press, 2011).

Both from the same publisher, this one is not altogether useless in text, direction, and visual aid presentation, but it's clearly a lesser product to David Bard's The Civil War in the New River Valley, 1861-1865: 3 One-Day Driving Tours.  I love Quarrier, but it's baffling how that title got past the proofing stages.

2. Enduring Legacy: Rhetoric and Ritual of the Lost Cause by W. Stuart Towns (Univ of Ala Press, 2012).

Communications professor Towns take a critical look at the variety of southern oratory traditions aimed at celebrating the Lost Cause.

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