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David O'Connell

David O'Connell received his Ph.D. in French from Princeton in 1966. After two years of service in the US Army as an intelligence officer, including one year in Vietnam, he began his academic career in 1968 and has been teaching ever since. Always interested in the Catholic tradition in French literature, he turned his attention to Catholic writers of the American South in the mid-1990s. He has published a study of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.

Books by David O'Connell

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Furl That Banner : The Life of Abram J. Ryan, Poet-Priest of the South
By author: David O'Connell
Product Code: H707
ISBN: 9780881460353
Product Format: Hardback
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Price:  $35.00
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A biography of poet, priest, and newspaper editor Abram J. Ryan, who popularized the term “Lost Cause.” He was a famous for his book Father Ryan’s Poems (later called Poems, Patriotic, Religious and Miscellaneous). The two most important poems were “The Conquered Banner” (1865) and “The Sword of Robert Lee” (1866). Ryan was the editor of the Banner of the South and later the Morning Star and Catholic Messenger (1872-1875).