Rebel Yell

Rebel Yell

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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 a€œStonewalla€ 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 pantheona€”even Robert E. Leea€”he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our countrya€™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. Jacksona€™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 a€œmagnificent Rebel Yella€bS.C. Gwynne brings Jackson ferociously to lifea€ (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 Jacksona€™s private life and traces Jacksona€™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.Walker, a highly ranked student, had challenged Jackson in trigonometry class over an answer to a problem that Walker had written on the blackboard, insisting that he was right and telling Jackson that he had not made himself clear. Jackson anbsp;...


Title:Rebel Yell
Author: S. C. Gwynne
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2014-09-30
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