Author : S. C. Gwynne
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781451673296
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An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's rise to prominence during the Civil War.

Author : S. C. Gwynne
Genre : History
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781451673302
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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 “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.

Author : S. C. Gwynne
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
ISBN : 9781451673289
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Presents a narrative profile of the legendary Civil War general that shares insights into his military achievements, role in Confederate identity, and universally mourned death.

Author : Craig A. Warren
Genre : History
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
ISBN : 9780817318482
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The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History provides the first comprehensive history of the fabled Confederate battle cry from its origins and myths through its use in American popular culture.

Author : Alice Randall
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN : 9781608192359
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Attending the funeral of her Pentagon special advocate ex-husband, a bewildered woman encounters a British socialist and probable spy who possesses very different knowledge of the deceased's personality, a situation that sparks their shared investigation into her ex's complicated life. By the NAACP Image Award finalist author of The Wind Done Gone.

Author : William W. Johnstone
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Pinnacle Books
ISBN : 9780786033638
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When two killer gangs descend on a Texas town, it takes a pair of renegade gunslingers to save the day in this action Western. In 1866, the border between the US and Mexico is a hotbed of gunrunners and mercenaries—not to mention the Emperor of Mexico’s spies, saboteurs and double agents. Meanwhile, West Texas is being terrorized by Comanche warriors. Into this mix ride two massive gangs of the meanest ravagers to ever draw iron—or a breath. Sam Heller and Johnny Cross have got the marauders in their sights, but they aren’t ready for the slaughter and destruction the raiders unleash on Hangtree County. Suddenly, the good guys in Hangtree are dangerously outnumbered. So Sam and Johnny decide to pit one gang against the other. And what that won't do, a liberated army howitzer just might . . .

Author : John W. Haley
Genre : History
Publisher : Down East Books
ISBN : 9781608933471
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On an "I will if you will" dare, John Haley enlisted in the 17th Maine Regiment in August 1862 "for three years, unless sooner discharged." ("Discharged, shot, or starved" would have been more accurate, Haley later wryly observed.) Though a reluctant soldier at first, he served steadfastly in the Army of the Potomac for nearly three years, participating in some of the most significant battles of the Civil War. John Haley was not the only soldier to record each day's events in his journal by firelight or by picket's lantern, for his was a literate generation. He was unusual in that he later painstakingly rewrote his battlefield notes, "reflecting at leisure" and adding fascinating political and personal commentary to produce the remarkable volume he calls Haley's Chronicles.

Author : Martyn Godfrey
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ISBN : OCLC:1100242496
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Author : S. C. Gwynne
Genre : History
Publisher : Scribner
ISBN : 9781501116230
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From the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Empire of the Summer Moon and Rebel Yell comes “a masterwork of history” (Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas), the spellbinding, epic account of the last year of the Civil War. The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of the most compelling narratives and one of history’s great turning points. Now, Pulitzer Prize finalist S.C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln. “A must-read for Civil War enthusiasts” (Publishers Weekly), Hymns of the Republic offers many surprising angles and insights. Robert E. Lee, known as a great general and Southern hero, is presented here as a man dealing with frustration, failure, and loss. Ulysses S. Grant is known for his prowess as a field commander, but in the final year of the war he largely fails at that. His most amazing accomplishments actually began the moment he stopped fighting. William Tecumseh Sherman, Gwynne argues, was a lousy general, but probably the single most brilliant man in the war. We also meet a different Clara Barton, one of the greatest and most compelling characters, who redefined the idea of medical care in wartime. And proper attention is paid to the role played by large numbers of black union soldiers—most of them former slaves. Popular history at its best, Hymns of the Republic reveals the creation that arose from destruction in this “engrossing…riveting” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) read.

Author : Jay Quinn
Genre : Literary Collections
Publisher : Psychology Press
ISBN : 1560231610
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An anthology of short fiction from some of the South's best contemporary gay authors features the work of Robin Lippincott, Jameson Currier, Walter Holland, John Trumbo, Andrew Beirele, George Singer, Jay Quinn, and Jeff Mann. Simultaneous.