Stonewall Jackson : The Man, the Soldier, the Legend (Hardcover)

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An in-depth portrait of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson traces his life from his humble beginnings, through his military career, to his untimely death in 1863, discussing his military campaigns and strategies, religious beliefs, personal eccentricities, and more. *Author: Robertson, James *Subtitle: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend *Publication Date: 1997/03/01 *Number of Pages: 950 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 2.00 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 10.00


Publisher Gale / Cengage Learning
Mfg Part# 9780028646855
SKU 30736212
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0028646851
Release Date 1/16/2003
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 6.75L x 2T
"Historians and the huge legion of of Jackson aficionados will flock to the work despite its length and be rewarded. It will doubtless immediately be viewed as the best, most reliable biography on this enigmatic subject yet written. And it will dispel many of the enigmas themselves."
"By my count, two dozen writers have attempted biographies, and there are any number of special studies, monographs and essays. Now going straight to the head of the class of Jackson biographers, and likely to remain there, is James I. Robertson Jr. Mr. Robertson...tells us that he has been nourishing this mighty oak of a book for seven years. Before that he had produced a history of the Stonewall Brigade, Jackson's first command, and a biography of Jackson's fellow general A. P. Hill. In the process, he appears to have investigated every nook and cranny of Confederate history and every scrap of evidence relating to the general who at the peak of his fame, he writes, 'was arguably the most famous field commander in the world.'' The result, 'Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend', gives us far and away the sharpest picture we have ever had of this enigmatic figure."
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Editors Note A biography focusing on Jackson as an individual as well as a military strategist and general, by one of the country's leading Civil War historians. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Annotation A study of the role that a language played in defining and holding a nation together.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0976
Publisher MacMillan Reference Library

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