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DESCRIPTION General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a brave and ingenious Confederate officer who won all but one of the battles he led; a philanthropist who gave generously to family, friends, and charities; and a humanitarian who not only spared the lives of numerous Yankees on the battlefield, but who freed his slaves years before Lincoln reluctantly issued his fake and illegal Emancipation Proclamation. And unlike our liberal sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, who purposefully delayed abolition, hindered black social and political advancement, and campaigned throughout his life to have all blacks deported out of the U.S., after the War conservative Forrest crusaded to bring new African immigrants into the South—with full civil rights. No one would know any of this by reading the conventional titles on Forrest, however, nearly all which are written and published by enemies of the South. In fact, according to most Northern and New South authors Forrest was a violent redneck, an unregenerate racist, a barbaric slave trader, a philandering husband, an illiterate hillbilly, the founder and grand wizard of the KKK, and “the butcher of Fort Pillow.” None of this is true, but it continues to be presented in conventional history books as fact. In A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest, 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 160 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, who included A Rebel Born in his work, The War Between the States: 60 Essential Books. A Rebel Born, for which Col. Seabrook won the prestigious Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal, is available in paperback and hardcover. (All text and images copyright © Sea Raven Press) THE MOVIE VERSION! Col. Seabrook and his team are seeking filmmakers (producer, director, film production company, etc.) to turn his screenplay of A Rebel Born into a full-length feature film. If interested, please contact us. Click on “Reviews 2” to see what people are saying about this book. And please leave a positive review on Amazon for us, thanks! DETAILS AUTHOR: Lochlainn Seabrook FOREWORD: Dr. Clyde N. Wilson (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History, University of South Carolina, and author of Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture) CONTENT: adult nonfiction SUBJECTS: biography, American Civil War, 19th-Century American history, military history, politics, military veterans ILLUSTRATED: yes (b/w) SIZE: 5.5” x 8.5” LENGTH: 822 pages COVER: paperback/perfect bound/gloss finish; hardcover/case laminate/matte finish PUBLISHER: Sea Raven Press ISBN: 978-0-9821899-1-7 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-943737-02-4 (hardcover)
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"Lochlainn Seabrook's A Rebel Born: A Defense of Nathan Bedford Forrest is the definitive Forrest biography." - CONFEDERATE VETERAN MAGAZINE
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