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Rebel yell

by Gwynne, S. C. 1953-

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) BOOK-ON-DISC 92 JACKSON Stonewal (21)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
Call Number  BOOK-ON-DISC 92 JACKSON Stonewal (21)
Crafton Public Library Adult - Non-Fiction Recorded Book RB 973.73092 GWYNNE 2014 CRAFTON 7/16
Location  Crafton Public Library
Collection  Adult - Non-Fiction Recorded Book
Call Number  RB 973.73092 GWYNNE 2014 CRAFTON 7/16
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ANFCD Gwynne
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  AudioBook Collection
Call Number  ANFCD Gwynne
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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Dispensing with a chronological march through the life of Confederate General Thomas Jackson, Gwynne presents Jackson's eccentric personality in biographical episodes that he injects into the arc of Jackson's Civil War campaigns and battles. For example, the book covers the future hero's boyhood and his 1850s tenure at the Virginia Military Institute (a rich source of anecdotes of Jackson's oddities) after the 1861 Battle of Bull Run. Gwynne's technique succeeds, thanks to his spry prose and cogent insight, in revealing Jackson's character. Describing him as shy, serious, determined, and profoundly religious, Gwynne captures the stiff, asocial persona Jackson presented to the world. Yet Jackson did exhibit warmer traits in female company, evidenced by Gwynne' quotations of surviving letters, though those don't reveal his feelings about his estrangement from his Unionist sister, Laura. Better known is Jackson's inflexible attitude toward military duty and, most important to history, his tactical and strategic command of warfare. Showing Jackson's exploitation of speed and deception, Gwynne's vivid account of his Civil War run, which ended with his death in the 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, is a riveting, cover-to-cover read for history buffs.--Taylor, Gilbert Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Journalist Gwynne follows his bestselling Empire of the Summer Moon with a stimulating study of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Jackson today remains a figure of almost mythical proportions and embodies the more heroic elements of the Southern cause. Gwynne, in a primarily chronological narrative, reveals him to have been an early master of modern mobile warfare and a clear-eyed interpreter of what modern "pitiless war was all about." In 1861, Jackson was "part of that great undifferentiated mass of second-rate humanity who weren't going anywhere in life." But underneath his efflorescent eccentricities, he was "highly perceptive and exquisitely sensitive," as well as an "incisive and articulate observer." In the spring of 1862 those qualities shaped the brilliant Shenandoah Valley campaign that reinvigorated a stagnant Confederate war effort and established him as the "most famous military figure in the Western world." Exhaustion limited Jackson's contributions to the Peninsular Campaign, but from Second Bull Run through Antietam to his mortal wounding at Chancellorsville, his achievements and his legend grew. Gwynne tells Jackson's story without editorializing and readers are likely to agree that, without Jackson, Lee "would never again be quite so brilliant," while even in the North Jackson was considered, rather than a rebel, a "gentleman and... fundamentally an American." Maps and 16-page photo insert. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Jackson, Stonewall, -- 1824-1863.
Jackson, Stonewall, -- 1824-1863 -- Military leadership.
Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Biography.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Audio,2014
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Rebel yell :
Contributors Smith, Cotter, narrator.
Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Cotter Smith.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 21 audio discs (approximately 26 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781442367357
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