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Stonewall Jackson

Robertson, James

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ISBN 10: 0028646851 / ISBN 13: 9780028646855
Edité par Macmillan Pub., 1997
Etat : As New Couverture rigide
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As New hardcover in an As New dust jacket which has been wrapped for protection. No names or marks. Signed by the author on a bookplate attached to the front endpaper. ; 9.40 X 6.10 X 2 inches; 976 pages; Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 33908

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Titre : Stonewall Jackson

Éditeur : Macmillan Pub.

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

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The passage of 130 years has only deepened the fascination and reverence for Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. He ranks today as among the half-dozen greatest soldiers that America has produced. Military academies in both hemispheres still teach his tactics. Revered by his men, respected by his foes, Jackson became seemingly invincible. When he learned of the general's fatal wound, Robert E. Lee sent his "affectionate regards, " saying, "He has lost his left arm but I my right arm." Jackson's early death in 1863 was the greatest personal loss suffered by the Confederacy and one that permanently crippled the wartime South. This eagerly awaited biography is based on years of research into little-known manuscripts, unpublished letters, newspapers, and other primary sources. It offers for the first time a complete portrait - not only of Jackson the brilliant military strategist and beloved general but also of Jackson, the man of orphaned background, unyielding determination to conquer adversity, and deep religious convictions.

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A distinguished Civil War historian unravels the complex character of the Confederacy's greatest general. Drawing on previously untapped manuscript sources, the author refutes such long-standing myths as Stonewall Jackson's obsessive eating of lemons and gives a three-dimensional account of the profound religious faith frequently caricatured as grim Calvinism. Though the author capably covers the battles that made Jackson a legend--Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, etc.--he emphasizes "the life story of an extraordinary man." The result is a biography that will fascinate even those allergic to military history.

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