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"A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest"

By Lochlainn Seabrook 


Illustrated Paperback - 822 pages


A winner of the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, unreconstructed Southern historian, Tennessee author, and Forrest scholar Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook, reveals the truth about one of history’s most fascinating, charismatic, complex, romantic, and unique individuals. 


In this refreshingly positive appraisal of Forrest, widely acclaimed as Seabrook’s “masterpiece,” the author corrects the many falsehoods about him, and, using well researched documentation, shows that the modern negative image of the General derives solely from slanderous myths created 150 years ago by Lincoln's anti-South propaganda machine.


The longest book ever written on Ol’ Bedford and called “the definitive Forrest biography” by Confederate Veteran magazine, this newly revised Civil War Sesquicentennial edition includes his life story, over 2,000 footnotes, hundreds of rare photos and illustrations (many never before seen by the public), a list of Forrest's military engagements, a Forrest life calendar, Forrest and Montgomery family trees, an 800-book bibliography, a detailed index, and more.


Learn the facts about Forrest, facts that have been wantonly suppressed by anti-South proponents. 


The Foreword is by Dr. Clyde N. Wilson, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, University of South Carolina, and author of Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture.


* The red cover is the paperback - Blue is hardcover. 

A Rebel Born Award Winning Civil War Book By Lochlainn Seabrook

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