• E-Books
  • Latest Catalogs
  • Books for Courses
  • Exhibits Listing
  • View Cart

About the Book

Stay Connected

Beyond the Book

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Richard Taylor</SPAN>

570 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 57 halftones, 8 maps

Civil War America

Paper
ISBN  978-1-4696-1503-5
Published: March 2014

Richard Taylor

Soldier Prince of Dixie

By T. Michael Parrish


Awards & Distinctions

1993 Jefferson Davis Award, Museum of the Confederacy

Using widely scattered and previously unknown primary sources, Parrish's biography of Confederate general Richard Taylor presents him as one of the Civil War's most brilliant generals, eliciting strong performances from his troops in the face of manifold obstacles in three theaters of action.

Reviews

"An engaging and exhaustively researched biography of an important and intriguing, though rarely studied, Confederate leader."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Son of a president, plantation aristocrat, distinguished soldier, and author of an oft-quoted memoir, Richard Taylor epitomized much of what was the Southern Confederacy. Michael Parrish has not merely assembled a wealth of information on Taylor; in this long-needed biography, Parrish has as well caught the excitement and the achievements of Taylor as no previous writer ever has."
--James I. Robertson, Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

"Richard Taylor has long been a neglected Confederate hero. In Richard Taylor: Soldier Prince of Dixie, T. Michael Parrish at last gives Taylor his due. . . . This is good biography and fine military history. Especially valuable are the sections on Taylor's service in the Trans-Mississippi Confederacy and his heroic efforts to sustain the South during the last months of war."
--Frank E. Vandiver, Texas A&M University

Related Titles

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Defining Duty in the Civil War</SPAN>

Defining Duty in the Civil War

Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

By J. Matthew Gallman

A major new interpretation of duty and citizenship during the Civil War Learn More »

<SPAN STYLE= "" >The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta</SPAN>

The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta

By Earl J. Hess

The first book on Ezra Church--another major step in Sherman’s long march to Atlanta Learn More »

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Carolina Israelite</SPAN>

Carolina Israelite

How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

By Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

The biography that Harry Golden deserves: funny, hard hitting, compassionate Learn More »



© 2014 The University of North Carolina Press
116 South Boundary Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3808
How to Order | Make a Gift | Privacy
Greenpress Initiative Network Solutions