They Called Him Stonewall: A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, CSA

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Open Road Media, Mar 29, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 470 pages
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The New York Times–bestselling biography of the South’s most brilliant and audacious military commander

With the exception of Robert E. Lee, no Confederate general was more feared or admired than Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Once derisively known as “Tom Fool,” Jackson was an innovative battlefield strategist who struck terror in the hearts of Union army commanders and inspired Confederate soldiers to victory after victory in the early days of the Civil War.

A fanatically religious man, Jackson prayed at the start and conclusion of every battle—yet showed no mercy when confronting the enemy. Eccentric, enigmatic, and fiercely intelligent, he became the stuff of legend soon after he died from wounds suffered during the Battle of Chancellorsville; his untimely death would help to change the course of the conflict. Based on a wealth of first-person sources, including Jackson’s private papers and correspondences, and the memoirs of family, friends, and colleagues, They Called Him Stonewall is a masterful portrait of the man behind the myth.
 

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While this is the definitive book on Stonewall Jackson, I found it a very difficult listen and quit listening after only about 20% as it began to sound like "Charlie Brown's teacher." A student of the ... Read full review

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A good historical biography of Stonewall Jackson who was considered by many to be Lee's best general. Read full review

Contents

John Browns Body
IS GIDEON QUITESANE?
FRONT ROYAL
WINCHESTER
THE VICTOR RETREATS
CROSS KEYS
WHENCE THE CONQUEROR
THE PROFESSOR
Smile Mr Davis
THE DASHTO RICHMOND 12 STRANGE FAILURES
THE LONGEST OF ALLDAYS
SEVEN BLOODY DAYS AT AN
THE DEBUT OF GENERAL POPE
THE FOOT CAVALRY AT AGALLOP
SECOND MANASSAS
INVASION

HE HAS FOUGHT BEFORE 10 PRELUDETO FAME
BOOK
CHANCELLORSVILLE
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Burke Davis (1913–2006) was an American author and journalist best known for his narrative histories of the Civil War, including To Appomattox: Nine April Days, 1865 (1959), Sherman’s March (1980), and The Last Surrender (1985). His acclaimed biographies of military and political figures include They Called Him Stonewall (1954), Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War (1956), Marine!: The Life of Chesty Puller (1962), and Old Hickory: A Life of Andrew Jackson (1977). A longtime special projects writer for Colonial Williamsburg, Davis also published many works of historical nonfiction for young readers. His numerous honors include the Mayflower Cup, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and election to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.

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