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Author Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.), 1953- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2014.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Jackson,S GWY    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    92 JACKSON,S GWY    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 JACKSON,S GWY    In Transit
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    92 JACKSON,S GWY    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    92 JACKSON,S GWY    Available
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description xi, 672 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 577-634) and index.
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.
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"--Dust jacket.
Subject 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.
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