Title: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM LOUNDES YANCEY
Publisher: Birmingham: Roberts & Son
Publication Date: 1892
Book Condition: Very Good
752pp. First edition. Inscribed both in pencil and ink: ‘Hon. Thomas Hill Watts. With kindest regards, Jno. DuBose.’ Watts was wartime governor of Alabama. Original cloth, minor flecking, still a very good, solid copy of this heavy volume. The essential biography of the pro-secession Alabama legislator, Confederate diplomat and orator, about whom it was said that people would travel hundreds of miles for the pleasure of hearing Yancey speak the word ‘Alabama’ from a podium. NEVINS II, 53: ‘A well-researched study striving for objective treatment, though the author’s pro-Southern bias shows.’. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-17265768977
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