Demon of the Lost Cause

Demon of the Lost Cause

In fact, many of Sherman’s actions were official tactics to be employed when dealing with guerrilla forces, yet Sherman never put an end to the talk of his innovative tactics and even added to the stories himself.

Author: Wesley Moody

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826272669

Category: History

Page: 200

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At the end of the Civil War, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman was surprisingly more popular in the newly defeated South than he was in the North. Yet, only thirty years later, his name was synonymous with evil and destruction in the South, particularly as the creator and enactor of the “total war” policy. In Demon of the Lost Cause, Wesley Moody examines these perplexing contradictions and how they and others function in past and present myths about Sherman. Throughout this fascinating study of Sherman’s reputation, from his first public servant role as the major general for the state of California until his death in 1891, Moody explores why Sherman remains one of the most controversial figures in American history. Using contemporary newspaper accounts, Sherman’s letters and memoirs, as well as biographies of Sherman and histories of his times, Moody reveals that Sherman’s shifting reputation was formed by whoever controlled the message, whether it was the Lost Cause historians of the South, Sherman’s enemies in the North, or Sherman himself. With his famous “March to the Sea” in Georgia, the general became known for inventing a brutal warfare where the conflict is brought to the civilian population. In fact, many of Sherman’s actions were official tactics to be employed when dealing with guerrilla forces, yet Sherman never put an end to the talk of his innovative tactics and even added to the stories himself. Sherman knew he had enemies in the Union army and within the Republican elite who could and would jeopardize his position for their own gain. In fact, these were the same people who spread the word that Sherman was a Southern sympathizer following the war, helping to place the general in the South’s good graces. That all changed, however, when the Lost Cause historians began formulating revisions to the Civil War, as Sherman’s actions were the perfect explanation for why the South had lost. Demon of the Lost Cause reveals the machinations behind the Sherman myth and the reasons behind the acceptance of such myths, no matter who invented them. In the case of Sherman’s own mythmaking, Moody postulates that his motivation was to secure a military position to support his wife and children. For the other Sherman mythmakers, personal or political gain was typically the rationale behind the stories they told and believed. In tracing Sherman’s ever-changing reputation, Moody sheds light on current and past understanding of the Civil War through the lens of one of its most controversial figures.
Categories: History

Demon of the Lost Cause

Demon of the Lost Cause

This dissertation will examine the formation of the myth that William T. Sherman laid waste to the state of Georgia in 1864, and almost single-handedly invented the concept of "total war.

Author: John Wesley Moody

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:439881389

Category: United States

Page:

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This dissertation will examine the formation of the myth that William T. Sherman laid waste to the state of Georgia in 1864, and almost single-handedly invented the concept of "total war." It will also examine how Sherman's reputation has evolved over the years from accusations of being a Southern sympathizer and traitor at the end of the Civil War to the modern image of Sherman as the destroyer of the old South. William Tecumseh Sherman was the most controversial general of the American Civil War. The modern image of Sherman is either a destructive monster who violated the laws of civilized warfare or a strategic genius who invented modern warfare. Both of these images have evolved over the years. In large part, they have been the product of Lost Cause writers trying to reinterpret the history of the war, but also the product of Union generals and politicians attempting to glorify their own place in the history of the war, men with personal grudges against the general and modern historians using Sherman to make their own arguments about contemporary society. The sources used for this dissertation were the journals, letters and memoirs of the participants. The Official Records of both the Union and Confederacy were examined as well as nineteenth and twentieth century newspapers and magazines. This dissertation will show that the modern conception of General Sherman is not the same as the historical fact, but rather a post-war creation. Individuals' agendas have created and sustained the myth of Sherman to explain defeat in the Civil War, justify later military strategy, condemn later conflicts and for personal gain. It is not enough to know that historical events as commonly understood are inaccurate; it is important to understand how and why these inaccuracies came about.
Categories: United States

Deliverance from Demons and Diseases

Deliverance from Demons and Diseases

There are other examples of demons causing sickness , but we will review them later . For now we will look at several places where demons and diseases are very closely linked . ... Of course , his was a lost cause .

Author: Eric M. Hill

Publisher: SunHill Publishers

ISBN: 0967318912

Category: Demonology

Page: 248

View: 377

Categories: Demonology

Americans Remember Their Civil War

Americans Remember Their Civil War

The title of Wesley Moody, Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (2011), summarizes Sherman's memory. Finally, Thomas J. Rowland, George B. McClellan and Civil War History: In the Shadow of Grant and Sherman (1998) ...

Author: Barbara A. Gannon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313049002

Category: History

Page: 170

View: 114

This book provides readers with an overview of how Americans have commemorated and remembered the Civil War. • Presents events related to the commemoration of public memory of the Civil War chronologically, from 1865 to the present • Illustrated with photographs of monuments, individuals, and events related to commemoration activities, as well as selected political cartoons related to Civil War memory from popular publications • Bibliography includes both primary and secondary sources on the subject of Civil War memory
Categories: History

Remembering the Civil War

Remembering the Civil War

Gary W. Gallagher, however, convincingly demon— strates that Early was pivotal in shaping a heroic image of Lee and of the Confederate military effort (Foster, Ghosts, 60-61; Gallagher, “Jubal A. Early, the Lost Cause, and Civil War ...

Author: Caroline E. Janney

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469607061

Category: History

Page: 451

View: 573

As early as 1865, survivors of the Civil War were acutely aware that people were purposefully shaping what would be remembered about the war and what would be omitted from the historical record. In Remembering the Civil War, Caroline E. Janney examines how the war generation--men and women, black and white, Unionists and Confederates--crafted and protected their memories of the nation's greatest conflict. Janney maintains that the participants never fully embraced the reconciliation so famously represented in handshakes across stone walls. Instead, both Union and Confederate veterans, and most especially their respective women's organizations, clung tenaciously to their own causes well into the twentieth century. Janney explores the subtle yet important differences between reunion and reconciliation and argues that the Unionist and Emancipationist memories of the war never completely gave way to the story Confederates told. She challenges the idea that white northerners and southerners salved their war wounds through shared ideas about race and shows that debates about slavery often proved to be among the most powerful obstacles to reconciliation.
Categories: History

Demon s Touch

Demon s Touch

The fact that she didn't have a mother anymore and her demonic father was kind of a lost cause didn't mean that Bo couldn't have any family other than their weird great aunt. She tried to smile but found it too hard.

Author: Jennifer Loiske

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326161927

Category:

Page: 284

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Shannon McLean had come a long way since she lost her mother. A while ago she'd thought she was alone in the world, a plain Jane with no place to go. Now she knew better. Suddenly she was surrounded by relatives: a crazy talented twin brother, Ian, who literally held the keys to magic in his hands; a demonic father, Connor, who had paid a high price for a one-way ticket to hell; and a wannabe big brother, Simon, who was not only half demon but also a hit man of some sort; and herself ... so not a plain Jane but a witch with ancient spells tingling on her fingertips. Oh, and if that were not enough of a burden for a thirteen-year-old girl, her father had sent her to London on an impossible quest. No matter what she did, or who tried to help her, she kept failing time and time again, and time was not something she had. If she ever intended to save her father from becoming the next king of hell, she had to act fast and do the impossible. After all, every witch knows the hard truth: demons cannot be saved.
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Demon Queen Rebirth

Demon Queen Rebirth

She, the 'talentless' was the last hope for the Demon Empire. Even the Demons knew that this was a lost cause, many of them ran away from the Empire, and as the years went by, decadence took a hold of the Empire.

Author: PancakesWitch

Publisher: WWW.WEBNOVEL.COM (Cloudary Holdings Limited)

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1276

View: 765

Please make sure to check out my other novels, I am sure that you will like them! My World Traveling System: The Harbinger of Death Vampire Overlord System in the Apocalypse Epic of Ice Dragon: Reborn as an Ice Dragon with a System Epic of Summoner: Supreme Summoner System in the Apocalypse Due to the mercilessness of a wicked God, the Demon Queen’s Soul is sliced in half, reincarnating twice in her third life! Unfortunately for her, one of her halves reincarnated as a Living Armor inside the depths of a labyrinth! Reincaranted not as a Living Being, but as a Living Armor, an Undead Ghost inhabiting a set of rusty armor, she will have to survive within the depths of the labyrinth as a Level 1 Monster! However, as the former Demon Queen, she will destroy each challenge that dares come her way by relearning all the abilities, skills, and spells that she once held as the Sovereign of all Demons while merging them with the unique powers of an Undead! As she rediscovers her previous life powers and knowledge, she begins to build a Demon Kingdom from zero, gathering strong allies and going against the Nations that had deemed of Demons, Beastmen, and Monsters as unholy existences! ...However, a dark shadow looms on the horizon, creeping slowly towards her future as she unravels the mysteries of the world and the gods that govern it. And amidst the chaos of her third life, where could her other half had reincarnated? Ruthless against her enemies, and compassionate towards her people, she shall reform the Heavenly Laws set by the Gods themselves! This is the story of the weakest Demon Queen, who has sworn to never commit the same mistakes of her previous lives, and now, she will become the strongest! An exciting action-filled adventure with Sci-fi, Necromancy, Magic, Fights against Gods, and Kingdom Building! ------ 1200 Power Stones = +2 extra chapters per week 1700 Power Stones = +3 extra chapters per week 2200 Power Stones = +4 extra chapters per week 2700+ Power Stones = +5 extra chapters per week ------ Additional Tags: Kingdom Building, Double Protagonists, Action, Adventure, Monster Taming, Monster Pets, Monster Summoning, Necromancy, Monster Evolution, Magic, Wizards, RPG System, Dungeon, LitRPG, Weak to Strong, Wuxia, Mature, Seinen, Xuanhuan, Comedy, Light Novel, Alchemy, Demons, Beastmen, Monster Girls, Evolution, Non-Human MC, Vampires, Ghosts, Undead, Slice of Life. ------ Amazing art by sadi_eve.
Categories: Fiction

Fierce Patriot

Fierce Patriot

W. T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, August 3, 1861, in Howe, Home Letters, 211–12. 23. Sherman, Memoirs, I, 221. 24. Cited in Aaron Astor, “Bluegrass Blues and Grays,” New York Times, May 7, 2011. 25. Moody, Demon of the Lost Cause, 13–14.

Author: Robert L. O'Connell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679604693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape—and the American character. America’s first “celebrity” general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some were exalted in the public eye, others known only to his intimates. In this bold, revisionist portrait, Robert L. O’Connell captures the man in full for the first time. From his early exploits in Florida, through his brilliant but tempestuous generalship during the Civil War, to his postwar career as a key player in the building of the transcontinental railroad, Sherman was, as O’Connell puts it, the “human embodiment of Manifest Destiny.” Here is Sherman the military strategist, a master of logistics with an uncanny grasp of terrain and brilliant sense of timing. Then there is “Uncle Billy,” Sherman’s public persona, a charismatic hero to his troops and quotable catnip to the newspaper writers of his day. Here, too, is the private Sherman, whose appetite for women, parties, and the high life of the New York theater complicated his already turbulent marriage. Warrior, family man, American icon, William Tecumseh Sherman has finally found a biographer worthy of his protean gifts. A masterful character study whose myriad insights are leavened with its author’s trademark wit, Fierce Patriot will stand as the essential book on Sherman for decades to come. Praise for Fierce Patriot “A superb examination of the many facets of the iconic Union general.”—General David Petraeus “Sherman’s standing in American history is formidable. . . . It is hard to imagine any other biography capturing it all in such a concise and enlightening fashion.”—National Review “A sharply drawn and propulsive march through the tortured psyche of the man.”—The Wall Street Journal “[O’Connell’s] narrative of the March to the Sea is perhaps the best I have ever read.”—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post “A surprising, clever, wise, and powerful book.”—Evan Thomas, author of Ike’s Bluff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

America and the Just War Tradition

America and the Just War Tradition

Wesley Moody, Demon of the Lost Cause: Sherman and Civil War History (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2011), 22–34. 32. Moody, Demon of the Lost Cause, 2. 33. Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars, 171. 34. Stout, Upon the Altar of the ...

Author: Mark David Hall

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 9780268105280

Category: History

Page: 320

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America and the Just War Tradition examines and evaluates each of America’s major wars from a just war perspective. Using moral analysis that is anchored in the just war tradition, the contributors provide careful historical analysis evaluating individual conflicts. Each chapter explores the causes of a particular war, the degree to which the justice of the conflict was a subject of debate at the time, and the extent to which the war measured up to traditional ad bellum and in bello criteria. Where appropriate, contributors offer post bellum considerations, insofar as justice is concerned with helping to offer a better peace and end result than what had existed prior to the conflict. This fascinating exploration offers policy guidance for the use of force in the world today, and will be of keen interest to historians, political scientists, philosophers, and theologians, as well as policy makers and the general reading public. Contributors: J. Daryl Charles, Darrell Cole, Timothy J. Demy, Jonathan H. Ebel, Laura Jane Gifford, Mark David Hall, Jonathan Den Hartog, Daniel Walker Howe, Kerry E. Irish, James Turner Johnson, Gregory R. Jones, Mackubin Thomas Owens, John D. Roche, and Rouven Steeves
Categories: History

Demon s Revenge

Demon s Revenge

He spat at me, cursed me. I ripped out his tongue. He became a little more respectful later, but eventually, even Aodh realised that he was a lost cause. So where the next dozen or so demons that came into our centre.

Author: Skye MacKinnon

Publisher: Peryton Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

View: 557

Gone. Dead. Aodh is dead. My man, my beautiful man. Who pulled me from the darkness and gave me a chance of a life in the light. Now he's gone. And with him, all the goodness in me has left. I'm going to have my revenge. The world is going to burn. A tragic love story between an angel and a demon. This is a spin-off from Winter Princess, the first book in the Daughter of Winter Series. It can be read as a standalone, but the experience will be even more enjoyable by reading Winter Princess first.
Categories: Fiction

The Demon s Sire

The Demon s Sire

I am a lost cause. Brother Wilhelm said it for over a decade before his death. He was right. You did a better job putting this lost cause on the true path than anyone could have.” “Will you stay with us?” “Of course.

Author: Kristin Stefanos

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304617736

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 920

"It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything." -Rainer Maria Rilke Alexandra Drakis lives in a vicious and uncertain world. After all, being the personal food supply to the sadistic vampire king is bound to present a few challenges. But no matter how much she tries not even the reigning queen of calamity can control and predict everything. Every once in awhile the universe decides it's time to test the mettle of sanguinem and vampires alike. To remind everyone of the eternal truth: creation is a leap into the unknown with the potential for untold joy or unspeakable destruction. Too bad the outcome remains unforeseen until it's far too late.
Categories: Fiction

The Churning Lake

The Churning Lake

she screamed up at the demon, nearly jumping up to be heard. The demon looked almost coolly surprised ... They had lost all hope, not just for success against the demons, but even survival. It had been a lost cause from the very start.

Author: Matilda Raj

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781503507876

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 402

Minabell and her friends undertake risky travels in different worlds of the universe. They seek solutions in their quest to defeat demons called asuras who plan to conquer the universe. They visit these worlds through a magical set of Kristym Tarot cards. In each world, there is an adventure, from the World of Answers, World of Shape-shifting, and the World of the Churning Lake. In each world, they meet interesting characters. They must eventually stop the evil asuras from gaining the favour of the lord of the Churning Lake. The lord of the Churning Lake could grant the asuras the nectar of immortality and make them an invincible race. Will Minabell and her friends be able to avert this great catastrophe? . . . Read to find out.
Categories: Fiction

Arcangel I

Arcangel I

... a lost cause. All the demon wanted to do was escape. Nathan had quite a large frame for a man, the demon crawler towered over him, swinging wildly at Nathan and Nathan responded with a flurry of body punches that were super human.

Author: Frank Hill Miranda

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479708710

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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This was a time . . . Before History Before Man knew of the value or meaning Of God First came the Angels . . . It was their world to rule and reign Almost gods themselves In a world That had almost forgotten the . . . Warrior Angel Known as Nathaniel . . . the fourth . . . Arcangel And all the angels were Warriors Elite, the perfect creations of God. Whether they had evolved as far as they were able Man, will never know In their time, Heaven had never known dissention or disobedience until Heaven . . . found that day It was the day that man was created in the image of his Creator, as wellas in the likeness of Angels. Man was born to be. Innocent of all that was created before him, but lesser than the angels, man was granted the protection of his angel brothers as teachers and guides from the moment of man's birth Perhaps it was jealousy that created the events that followed, that sided angel against angel until Lucifer, the greatest of all angels, and once the crest of the Arc himself, led the revolt against the decision of their Creator His vow was to destroy the very heart of man's purity; thereby proving his lesser worth, for no angel shall bow to the wishes of man. Even though Man's spirit was blessed to one day, stand alongside the very throne of all creation and beside His only Son, The Christ. This was the time that shaped Man's fate until the time of Man's birth, when he would be delivered by the Love of Christ Himself. Fore the infant soul of man had been gifted with the very light, essence of the Creator . . . Himself It was a gift, not considered when the angels themselves, were created eons before. However, this was a new time and a new beginning. Man, was blessed to be the inheritor of all creation and considered to be of soul and spirit in rebirth to a new age, in a new world, and more importantly . . . in anew vision, a reflection of the Creator Himself . . . so had begun. Born without the powers of complete knowledge, as his angel brothers, man was still given freedom of will, to choose for himself, his own destiny, and therefore too granted the power to procreate, and grow within himself, to find his own reasons to be.
Categories: Fiction

My Demon s Name is Ed

My Demon s Name is Ed

Yet I wonder if this is true for everyone, or am I am the rare exception; a lost cause.... Did I take all of the numbers too seriously, causing myself to venture too far on my own? Baby, you are not on your own.

Author: Danah Khalil

Publisher: Second Story Press

ISBN: 9781772600001

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 248

View: 803

Danah's eating disorder has a personality -- it's a demon she calls Ed, the voice in her head that undermines her self-esteem and her perception of the world. How can she explain that even when she tries to develop healthier eating habits, there is a demon wriggling inside her mind, determining her every step? The eighteen-year-old author of this novel for teens brings her own journal entries to life, revealing the mental anguish of a teen suffering with anorexia and the terrifying grip the disorder holds on her.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Demon Blood

Demon Blood

She refused to spend the rest of it on another lost cause, no matter how much she owed him. But she could thank God he was alive. She'd allow herself that. She waited. Around her, the humans' laughter and voices seemed too loud.

Author: Meljean Brook

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101442258

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 381

In his thirst for revenge, the vampire Deacon has betrayed the demon-fighting Guardians. But Rosalia is in love with him and willing to fight by his side—even if she has to stand against her fellow Guardians to save him. Watch a Video
Categories: Fiction

The Wind Demon Within Me

The Wind Demon Within Me

The True Story of One Woman's Lifelong Battle With Demonic Possession After Becoming a Jehovah's Witness Mercedes O'Ryan. These things were inconsistent with what we ... my husband was probably a lost cause. He never did keep studying.

Author: Mercedes O'Ryan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438929996

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 258

One woman alone, two children and a mysterious illness with a strange mix of symtoms that never seems to go away, this along with demonic activity in every house they live in all ensuing after becoming Jehovah's Witnesses. What begins as a mother's relentless search for help to fix her ailing son uncovers little by little what turns out to really be a case of demonic possession. This journey unfolds into even more realizations by the discovery of a firghtening world that exists around us and sometimes in us that is capable of the destruction of lives of the innocent. Even more than that was the discovery of the criminal minds manipulating these worlds to purposely destroy people and families that are targeted for destruction.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Demon s Dance

Demon s Dance

"He's a lost cause—“ The man shot up from the ground and launched himself at Selissa. The force knocked her off her feet and they both tumbled to the ground, the possessed man's hands closing down on her throat.

Author: Michelle Louring

Publisher: Michelle Louring

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Selissa never considered herself a mercenary, but life has other plans. The clergy sends her to stop an unseen enemy, a killer responsible for a series of mysterious deaths, and everything goes smoothly until she crosses paths with the assassin Ardeth. As the events unfold before her, Selissa suspects that there are some things the clergy wasn’t telling her… - Demon's Dance is a short story in the Angel's Voice Series, but works as a stand-alone story. It takes place between Silent Sound and Quiet Whisper.
Categories: Fiction

Sylph S Demon

Sylph   S Demon

“You get considered a lost cause, and they send you to this facility, it's like a mental institution where they pretty much give you shock therapy to try to reboot your brain.” “Most people get rebooted before the 'BZZZZZZZZ!

Author: A. R. Faucheaux

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483647364

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 651

Book description Sylphs Demon is the story of boy who is given the powers of the universe and is sent on a quest to find a traitor inside the protectors of all life in the galaxy, but he is being overpowered by a demon with-in. He struggles to keep this evil at bay, as he tries to insure that his last action is an honorable one.
Categories: Fiction

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause

In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915.

Author: Joe L. Coker

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813136981

Category: History

Page: 344

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In the late 1800s, Southern evangelicals believed contemporary troubles—everything from poverty to political corruption to violence between African Americans and whites—sprang from the bottles of "demon rum" regularly consumed in the South. Though temperance quickly gained support in the antebellum North, Southerners cast a skeptical eye on the movement, because of its ties with antislavery efforts. Postwar evangelicals quickly realized they had to make temperance appealing to the South by transforming the Yankee moral reform movement into something compatible with southern values and culture. In Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement, Joe L. Coker examines the tactics and results of temperance reformers between 1880 and 1915. Though their denominations traditionally forbade the preaching of politics from the pulpit, an outgrowth of evangelical fervor led ministers and their congregations to sound the call for prohibition. Determined to save the South from the evils of alcohol, they played on southern cultural attitudes about politics, race, women, and honor to communicate their message. The evangelicals were successful in their approach, negotiating such political obstacles as public disapproval the church's role in politics and vehement opposition to prohibition voiced by Jefferson Davis. The evangelical community successfully convinced the public that cheap liquor in the hands of African American "beasts" and drunkard husbands posed a serious threat to white women. Eventually, the code of honor that depended upon alcohol-centered hospitality and camaraderie was redefined to favor those who lived as Christians and supported the prohibition movement. Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause is the first comprehensive survey of temperance in the South. By tailoring the prohibition message to the unique context of the American South, southern evangelicals transformed the region into a hotbed of temperance activity, leading the national prohibition movement.
Categories: History

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek

That stuff is demonic!” “It's just a movie, Mom. Please, please, please ... don't take the camera! We've been working on this all summer.” Leif thought Rex was going to cry, and figured it might help the cause. “No, son. I'm sorry.

Author: Rhett McLaughlin

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9781984822154

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 363

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Stranger Things meets the South. Chilling, hilarious, and suspenseful—I loved it!”—Felicia Day From the authors of Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality and creators of Good Mythical Morning . . . It’s 1992 in Bleak Creek, North Carolina—a sleepy little place with all the trappings of an ordinary Southern town: two Baptist churches, friendly smiles coupled with silent judgments, and an unquenchable appetite for pork products. Beneath the town’s cheerful façade, however, Bleak Creek teens live in constant fear of being sent to the Whitewood School, a local reformatory with a history of putting unruly youths back on the straight and narrow—a record so impeccable that almost everyone is willing to ignore the suspicious deaths that have occurred there over the past decade. At first, high school freshmen Rex McClendon and Leif Nelson believe what they’ve been told: that the students’ strange demises were all just tragic accidents, the unfortunate consequence of succumbing to vices like Marlboro Lights and Nirvana. But when the shoot for their low-budget horror masterpiece, PolterDog, goes horribly awry—and their best friend, Alicia Boykins, is sent to Whitewood as punishment—Rex and Leif are forced to question everything they know about their unassuming hometown and its cherished school for delinquents. Eager to rescue their friend, Rex and Leif pair up with recent NYU film school graduate Janine Blitstein to begin piecing together the unsettling truth of the school and its mysterious founder, Wayne Whitewood. What they find will leave them battling an evil beyond their wildest imaginations—one that will shake Bleak Creek to its core. Praise for The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek “The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek is like your best friend from high school—kind of weird and a little twisted, but no matter how much trouble they caused, they always made you laugh. You don’t have to be a GMM fan to realize . . . The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek, Will It Awesome Book? [email protected]*# yeah!”—Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy “Most people don’t read books, let alone write them. That puts Rhett and Link in the top 1% of smart people in the world. Read this book.”—Rachel Bloom, co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend “It’s scary, it’s fun, and it’s one hell of a carnival ride.”—Kirkus Reviews
Categories: Fiction