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Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson, S. C. Gwynne

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Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
Title
Rebel yell
Title remainder
the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
Statement of responsibility
S. C. Gwynne
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. 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 April 1862, Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. 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. He had, moreover, given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked -- hope -- and struck fear into the hearts of the Union. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It 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
Summary
In this insightful character study of Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, author S.C. Gwynne weaves incidents from Jackson's life into the chronologically presented account of his Civil War actions. A reserved and deeply religious man, Jackson seemed to be stern, stubborn, and even arbitrary in his military leadership. Yet he was so bold and effective in battle that he was considered the greatest of the Confederacy's leaders. Gwynne's compelling biography is essential reading matter for Civil War and general military history buffs, as well as for anyone who enjoys life stories. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10351862
Cataloging source
DLC
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1953-
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Gwynne, S. C.
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.J15
LC item number
G85 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Jackson, Stonewall
  • Generals
  • Jackson, Stonewall
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Jackson, Stonewall
  • Confederate States of America
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • Military campaigns
  • Military leadership
  • United States
  • United States
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
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the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson
Label
Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson, S. C. Gwynne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-634) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Legends of spring -- The unimagined war. Away to Richmond ; The imperfect logic of war ; Fate intervenes ; Discipline and other novel ideas ; A brilliant retreat ; Maneuvers, large and small ; All green alike ; The bullet's song ; Scream of furies -- The man within. Glory and darkness ; A very small, very bitter fight ; A highly unusual man ; The embattled professor ; Deliberately and ingeniously cloaked ; An upright citizen -- Valley of the Shadow of Death. Where is the thunder of war? ; A preternatural calm ; A season of storms ; A looming peril ; The realm of the possible ; A jagged line of blood ; The shooting war ; A fool's paradise ; Hazards of command ; Hunter as prey ; The professor's time/speed/distance equation ; A lethal footrace ; The taking of Winchester ; Lincoln's perfect trap ; A strange fondness for traps ; Slaughter in a small place -- Stirrings of a legend. Acclaim, and a new mission ; The hilljack and the society boy ; The defense of Richmond ; Victory by any other name ; In which everything changes ; No backing out this day ; The hum of a beehive ; At bay on his baptismal soil ; The mongrel, barefooted crew ; The blood-washed ground ; Stonewall Jackson's way -- All that is ever given to a man. Winter of dreams ; Cometh the hour, cometh the man ; "An iron sabre vowed to an iron lord" ; Immortality -- Appendix. Other lives, other destinies
Control code
ocn852226544
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition October 2014.
Extent
xi, 672 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451673289
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson, S. C. Gwynne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-634) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Legends of spring -- The unimagined war. Away to Richmond ; The imperfect logic of war ; Fate intervenes ; Discipline and other novel ideas ; A brilliant retreat ; Maneuvers, large and small ; All green alike ; The bullet's song ; Scream of furies -- The man within. Glory and darkness ; A very small, very bitter fight ; A highly unusual man ; The embattled professor ; Deliberately and ingeniously cloaked ; An upright citizen -- Valley of the Shadow of Death. Where is the thunder of war? ; A preternatural calm ; A season of storms ; A looming peril ; The realm of the possible ; A jagged line of blood ; The shooting war ; A fool's paradise ; Hazards of command ; Hunter as prey ; The professor's time/speed/distance equation ; A lethal footrace ; The taking of Winchester ; Lincoln's perfect trap ; A strange fondness for traps ; Slaughter in a small place -- Stirrings of a legend. Acclaim, and a new mission ; The hilljack and the society boy ; The defense of Richmond ; Victory by any other name ; In which everything changes ; No backing out this day ; The hum of a beehive ; At bay on his baptismal soil ; The mongrel, barefooted crew ; The blood-washed ground ; Stonewall Jackson's way -- All that is ever given to a man. Winter of dreams ; Cometh the hour, cometh the man ; "An iron sabre vowed to an iron lord" ; Immortality -- Appendix. Other lives, other destinies
Control code
ocn852226544
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition October 2014.
Extent
xi, 672 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451673289
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014010046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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