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Thoroughly researched. Not well liked among his peers, his troops loved him and as he slowly proved himself, he gained the respect eventually of his fellow commanders, especially Robert E. Lee. The highly recommended biography. Facebook. His performance in the Shenandoah Valley earned him wide acclaim. But here, Dr. Robertson presented an intriguing portrait of Stonewall Jackson's early years and life pre-Civil War. I have often found histories of battles confusing, but these Civil War battles were not only clearly described, but were extremely exciting. While excellent at times, this Bio is too dry and dusty too often in too many places to make it a fun or relaxing book to read. One of his favorite verses was Romans 8:28: This must be the definite biography of Stonewall. Paperback $12.29 $ 12. Try the new Google Books. Dr. Robertson began work on the biography soon after I took his courses while at Tech. The author clearly is pro-Jackson. "Bud" Robertson. by MacMillan Publishing Company, Stonewall Jackson : The Man, the Soldier, the Legend. Exactly 150 years later, I finished this brilliant biography of Stonewall Jackson by my favorite Virginia Tech professor, Dr. James I. Too dry and unemotional. As Robertson notes in his preface to Stonewall Jackson, this study "is not a biography of a great general; it is the life of an extraordinary man who became a great general...The intent here is to see life as Jackson saw it, to hear his words, to read his thoughts, to walk beside him and know more than he knew at a given time and place". Available instantly. I thoroughly enjoyed this book & felt acquainted with Stonewall by the end. It is a well-documented work, and although challenging, the author brings him to life in ways I would never have imagined. Try it now. New year! Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. I would have given it a 4.5 if I could. In fact, I selected this book for an English honors project, & it goes into a wonderful amount of depth that the reader who is more interested in solely Jackson's campaigns during the Civil War may not appreciate, as there is a good portion dedicated to his life up until the Civil War. He was shot by one of his own and lost his arm. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War (Civil War Classics). Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I enjoyed reading the various battlefeild accounts, particually since I went to college in the heart of the Shenadoah Valley. Be the first to ask a question about Stonewall Jackson. Great read overall, made me think about him. "Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend" explores an aspect of his life that is both intriguing and enlightening: his conversion to Christianity and how it affected his relationship with Southern Blacks. March 1st 1999 my opinion is, that every one should honestly and carefully investigate the Bible; and if he can believe it to be the word of God, to follow its teachings." James Robertson has found, and accepted, the key to understanding Stonewall: his profound Christian Faith and his steadfast duty to doing the will of God. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Highly recommend for Civil War enthusiasts. His performance in the Shenandoah Val. To see what your friends thought of this book, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend. He was a great general/tactician, I now wonder how great of a leader he was. Stonewall Jackson's Book of Maxims. Great read, especially if you love Civil War history. Henderson’s acclaimed biography Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War (with illustrations)

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