The Prince of War is an unauthorized biography of Billy Graham. The book represents the results of a five year investigation of the Graham behind the headlines and photo-ops, the preacher who urged presidents into battle, who slowed progress on racial integration and who worked the corridors of power to his own benefit. It is not the story of a man of peace.
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Cecil Bothwell was elected to Asheville's City Council in 2009 following efforts by self-styled "Christians" (actually gambling interests and white supremacists) first to defeat him through a smear campaign, and then to enforce a relict phrase in the NC constitution banning office holders who "shall deny the being of Almighty God." He was subsequently named the most Courageous Elected Official of 2010 by the American Atheists. He is an investigative reporter and biographer based in Asheville, North Carolina, and has received national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting, criticism and humorous commentary. He is former news editor of Asheville City Paper, former managing editor of Asheville’s Mountain Xpress and founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal Heartstone, he served for several years as a member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and currently serves on the boards of two international educational nonprofit organizations working in Latin America. His weekly radio and print journal, Duck Soup: Essays on the Submerging Culture, remained in syndication for ten years. Today he travels across the country speaking about the nature of belief, our relationship to the natural world, and separation of church and state.Review:
Bothwell documents how [Graham] blessed every war in which the United States has been involved in the last 60 years. -- Online Journal, Oct. 5, 2007
Bothwell's unauthorized biography ... derives its power from a careful analysis of the public life of Billy Graham. -- The Beat, Nov. 8, 2007
Marshals facts to demonstrate that Graham has [advocated] using the sword of religion to achieve both military and evangelical goals. -- Asheville Citizen-Times, Nov. 18, 2007
The Christian Right will soon be in counter attack mode...an insightful book that I am highly recommending. -- CounterPunch, Sept. 27, 2007
This book is important ... it provides amble documentation that shows what role the religious right has played in American politics... -- Media Mouse, Nov. 14, 2007
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX061516272X