REBEL AND THE ROSE
James A. Semple, Julia Gardiner Tyler,
and the Lost Confederate Gold
Wesley Millett and Gerald White
Introduction by Doug Wead,
author of All
the President's Children
Rebel and the Rose has
been nominated for the Jefferson
by the Museum of the Confederacy for outstanding narrative
works. According to Museum director John Coski, the purpose of the
award is to "stimulate continued interest in scholarly
research and serious writing about one of the most important
periods in American History."
may be the most colorful and adventurous story of the great Civil
War era, and it is brought to life for the first time by two new
authors and dedicated researchers, Wesley Millett and Gerald
White. Everything is here: war, gold, illicit love,
mysterious romance, and all with meticulous documentation.
Rarely does a book come along that adds to the vast body of
knowledge on the war. I am pleased to say that The Rebel
and the Rose joins the works of authors committed to
correcting long-accepted statements that are incomplete,
or simply untrue. More than that, Millett and White bring to
light for the first time details about events that have eluded
writers since the war ended."
Doug Wead, author of the New York Times bestseller All the
mysteries, a former first lady, a president under siege, a shadowy
go-between, the Confederate gold -- what more could a reader ask?
The Rebel and the Rose is a crackerjack story, well researched and
Lynda Lasswell Crist, editor of The Papers of Jefferson Davis,
sponsored by Rice University and the Jefferson Davis Association