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The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

Dick Lehr
Format
Book
Published
New York : PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781586489878, 1586489879, 9781586489885
Contents
  • Prologue: Jan 2, 1915
  • Part I. Fathers and sons. Guns, bayonets, and cannon "grapes"
  • The Trotters
  • The Griffiths
  • On the firing line: 1896-1903
  • Character work: 1896-1907
  • Part II. Finding their voices. Trotterism: 1903-1908
  • The moviemaker: 1908-1913
  • Fame rising, falling, circa 1913
  • Part III. A Birth of a Nation. 1914
  • The Wilson White House
  • Trotter rides the rails
  • Part IV. 1915. Curley's our man, or not?
  • Bringing down the house
  • "We'll hang Tom Dixon..."
  • Part V. Victory and defeat. Victory at hand
  • The curtain falls
  • Epilogue.
Description
xvi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-329) and index.
Technical Details
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