A Conversation with Ty Seidule

David Cross talks to Ty Seidule who is not only a professor emeritus of history at West Point, where he taught for two decades, but a retired Brigadier General. His book is a gripping memoir about his own reckoning with his own past and the past of his region.

General Seidule takes dead aim at both “the lost cause” that was peddled to him and that continues to be peddled, and his own hero, Robert E. Lee, who the author finds guilty of treason.  He is currently he Chamberlain Fellow and Professor of History at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.