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Thomas Stonewall Jackson: Confederate General (Signature Lives Series)

Thomas Stonewall Jackson: Confederate General (Signature Lives Series)

by Robin S. Doak

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Among the pantheon of Civil War generals, no one has more mystique about their reputation than Stonewall Jackson. Fatally wounded by his own men at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863, Jackson assumed a mantle of greatness that has never been removed. Here, in Robin S. Doak's illustrated biography younger readers can become acquainted with this fascinating and, in many ways, contradictory figure. As Doak points out in this competently-written biography, Thomas Jackson was born into a relatively needy family. As he grew into manhood, Jackson chose the military as his career path. First in the Mexican War and then in the Civil War, Jackson demonstrated an ability to lead in an effective and cold-blooded way. Over time, Jackson became the most feared southern combat leader of the war. While not universally loved by his own troops, Jackson was deeply respected for his boldness, aggressive tactics, and success. A deeply religious warrior, Stonewall Jackson could also be merciless in his approach to battle. Conversely, Jackson was a humble and fatalistic man who once said, "God has fixed the time for my death, I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready no matter when it may overtake me." In this compact book readers will learn a great deal about the life and times of Stonewall Jackson, one of the greatest infantry commanders in American history. 2006, Compass Point Books, Ages 10 to 14.
—Greg M. Romaneck

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Capstone Press
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6.02(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.58(d)
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Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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