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Robert Barnwell Rhett: The Turbulent Life and Times of a Fire-Eaterby Davis, William C.
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Retail Price: $59.95, hardcover
Issue: Summer 2002
William C. Davis paints a portrait of Robert Barnwell Rhett, one of the most extreme secessionist advocates of South Carolina. Rhett's early roots as a "disunionist" in the 1840s provide a strong counter-balance with his later, bitter position as an "anti-Davis" advocate.