Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S. C. GwynneRebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S. C. Gwynne

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

byS. C. Gwynne

Paperback | October 6, 2015

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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.

Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon—even Robert E. Lee—he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. In April 1862, however, he was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. But by June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future.

In his “magnificent Rebel Yell…S.C. Gwynne brings Jackson ferociously to life” (New York Newsday) in a swiftly vivid narrative that is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict among historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life and traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
S.C. Gwynne is a journalist who worked for Time and Texas Monthly. He has written several books including Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History and Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson.
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Title:Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall JacksonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:688 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1.7 inShipping dimensions:8.38 × 5.5 × 1.7 inPublished:October 6, 2015Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1451673299

ISBN - 13:9781451673296

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book is a must read for anyone interested in the American Civil War.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This book provides a great analysis on Stonewall Jackson. Must read for anyone interested in the American Civil War.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Jackson certainaly played an important role in the military history of the confederacy. this book provides excellent research and detail into the man and the soldier.
Date published: 2017-04-08

Editorial Reviews

“The great tragedy of modern historiography is that more historians don’t write like S.C. Gwynne. In this book on Stonewall Jackson’s Civil War career, Gwynne has fashioned a fast-paced narrative of a man complex and enigmatic, awkward and exceptional. Gwynne has taken on a giant figure of quirks and brilliance who demands both restraint and a facile pen, and he delivers in vivid form.”