Stonewall Jackson: portrait of a soldier

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Morrow, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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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.

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Southern-born Bowers still believes the old chestnut that had Jackson lived, the South would have won the Civil War. Like the keepers of Jackson's shrine in Winchester, Virginia, he approaches his ... Read full review


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