Rebel Yell (Unabridged) Rebel Yell (Unabridged)

Rebel Yell (Unabridged‪)‬

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    • $29.99

Publisher Description

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.

Cotter Smith
hr min
September 30
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

crk5 ,

Best Civil War book I have read

I have read/listened. To around 10 of the best rated Civil War books. This is 100% the best written and best narrated books. A must read for anybody interested in the topic and also in Jackson.

jrobin80 ,


Without a doubt the best book ever written on Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. This book captures every part of this great man.

DrewA18 ,

Rebel Yell Review

This book is well researched and is a fascinating look at one of the Civil Wars most famous generals from the South. Before listening to this I only knew of the Stonewall Brigade and that he was revered in the South. You deep dive into his beliefs and his battlefield tactics. This book explains to you why he became this hero for the Rebels, and why his legend lived on in the south. It is a long read but very much worth it if you are interested in the Civil War.

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