Rebel Yell

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451673296
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's rise to prominence during the Civil War.

Rebel Yell

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451673302
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: History

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.

Rebel Yell

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451673289
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents a narrative profile of the legendary Civil War general that shares insights into his military achievements, role in Confederate identity, and universally mourned death.

Stonewall Jackson

Author: Ethan Sepp Rafuse
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313385834
Release Date: 2011-08-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Profiles the life and military career of the Confederate Army General, describes how he won the nickname "Stonewall," and traces his role in the Confederate victories of 1861-1863.

Stonewall

Author: Byron Farwell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393310868
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Provides an in-depth look at the Civil War general which dispells many of the rumors surrounding him

Empire of the Summer Moon

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416597155
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: History

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.

Stonewall Jackson s Book of Maxims

Author: James I. Robertson
Publisher: Cumberland House
ISBN: 1581824858
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

While Jackson was a cadet at West Point, he collected maxims as part of his quest for status as a gentleman, and in the mid-1850s he carefully inscribed these maxims in a personal notebook, which disappeared after his death in 1863. Subsequent generations assumed this notebook was a casualty of time, but in the 1990s, during his research for a biography of Jackson, the author discovered the long-lost book of maxims in the archives of Tulane University.Jackson's maxims are reproduced here as he wrote them. Accompanying each are insights into the man, including the origin of the adage, one or more quotations that parallel the maxim, how Jackson may have applied the idea to his own life, and how certain maxims offer insights into the mind fo the man.

Stonewall Jackson

Author: James I. Robertson
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: UOM:39015040674072
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An in-depth portrait of Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson traces his life from his humble beginnings, through his military career, to his untimely death in 1863, discussing his military campaigns and strategies, religious beliefs, personal eccentricities, and more.

The Perfect Pass

Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501116193
Release Date: 2016-09-20
Genre: History

"New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach--two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s--changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL"--

Standing Like a Stone Wall

Author: James I. Robertson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689824197
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Traces the life of the American military hero from his earliest days as an orphan and his accomplishments at West Point through his successes during the Mexican-American War and campaigns as a general in the Civil War.

Stonewall Jackson

Author: John Bowers
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 0380711648
Release Date: 1990-08-01
Genre: Generals

Applying a novelist's shaping hand to history, Bowers gives a dramatic closeup of one of the most important generals of the South--his childhood as a poor orphan shuttled among strict relatives, his two marriages, and the driving ambition he fought to control throughout his life.

Strictly Right

Author: Linda Bridges
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471758174
Release Date: 2007-04-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

An affectionate portrait of the man who started it all "With this graceful homage to Bill Buckley, two people who have known the pleasure of his company as friends and colleagues place him where he incontestably belongs--at the center of the conservative political movement that moved the center of American politics to the right." --George F. Will, Newsweek "Strictly Right paints an intimate and penetrating portrait of the elegant and multifaceted figure who has helped to add a new dimension to the American political canvas." --Henry A. Kissinger "Bill and I and others have been good friends for almost sixty years and I thought I knew of his life as well as anyone, but Linda and John have brought the events together in a magnificent story that surpasses all that we have absorbed. If you like and admire Bill, you must read this. If you don't, read it anyway--it will be good for you." --Evan G. Galbraith, former Ambassador to France and Chairman of National Review "Linda Bridges and John Coyne evoke the true old times, when every morning brought a noble chance, and every chance brought out William F. Buckley Jr., ready to write, speak, question, provoke, tease, or praise, in print, in person, or on the tube, as required. All honor to him, and to the authors who capture him in these pages." --Richard Brookhiser, author of What Would the Founders Do?: Our Questions, Their Answers

Stonewall

Author: Jean Fritz
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 0812476824
Release Date: 1997-05-01
Genre:

An accurate and detailed account of the Confederate generalNtilde;Stonewall Jackson.

Inventing Stonewall Jackson

Author: Wallace Hettle
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807139370
Release Date: 2011-05-06
Genre: History

Historians' attempts to understand legendary Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson have proved uneven at best and often contentious. An occasionally enigmatic and eccentric college professor before the Civil War, Jackson died midway through the conflict, leaving behind no memoirs and relatively few surviving letters or documents. In Inventing Stonewall Jackson, Wallace Hettle offers an innovative and distinctive approach to interpreting Stonewall by examining the lives and agendas of those authors who shape our current understanding of General Jackson. Newspaper reporters, friends, relatives, and fellow soldiers first wrote about Jackson immediately following the Civil War. Most of them, according to Hettle, used portions of their own life stories to frame that of the mythic general. Hettle argues that the legend of Jackson's rise from poverty to power was likely inspired by the rags-to-riches history of his first biographer, Robert Lewis Dabney. Dabney's own successes and Presbyterian beliefs probably shaped his account of Jackson's life as much as any factual research. Many other authors inserted personal values into their stories of Stonewall, perplexing generations of historians and writers. Subsequent biographers contributed their own layers to Jackson's myth and eventually a composite history of the general came to exist in the popular imagination. Later writers, such as the liberal suffragist Mary Johnston, who wrote a novel about Jackson, and the literary critic Allen Tate, who penned a laudatory biography, further shaped Stonewall's myth. As recently as 2003, the film Gods and Generals, which featured Jackson as the key protagonist, affirmed the longevity and power of his image. Impeccable research and nuanced analysis enable Hettle to use American culture and memory to reframe the Stonewall Jackson narrative and provide new ways to understand the long and contended legacy of one of the Civil War's most popular Confederate heroes.

Stonewall

Author: John Dwyer
Publisher: B & H Books
ISBN: 0805416633
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

A powerful work of historical fiction that dramatizes the romantic, brutal, and glorious life of Stonewall Jackson, one of the Civil War's greatest heroes.