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Rebel Yell Book Summary : 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.
Rebel Yell Book Summary : An anthology of short fiction from some of the South's best contemporary gay authors features the work of Robin Lippincott, Jameson Currier, Walter Holland, John Trumbo, Andrew Beirele, George Singer, Jay Quinn, and Jeff Mann. Simultaneous.
Rebel Yell 2 Book Summary : Following the best-selling original collection of short fiction by and about Southern gay men, REBEL YELL 2 continues the excitement with noted authors such as Felice Picano, Robin Lippincott, Kelly McQuain and more to create another vivid and compelling short fiction anthology exploring the diverse lives of Southern gay men.
Rebel Yell Book Summary : The Greatest Western Writer Of The 21st Century William Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone have created a brilliant new series: a saga of two men, one a gunfighter, the other a Yankee lawman, building a future in the West's' most dangerous territory. . . Welcome To Hangtree, Texas--The Most Dangerous Town In The World In 1866, the border between the U.S. and Mexico is a hotbed of gunrunners, mercenaries, and the Emperor of Mexico's spies, saboteurs and double agents. On top of which, West Texas is plagued by Comanche warriors. Into this mix ride two massive gangs of the meanest, most kill-happy bunch of bloodthirsty ravagers to ever draw a breath. Sam Heller and Johnny Cross have got the marauders in their sights, but they aren't ready for the slaughter and destruction the raiders unleash on Hangtree County. Suddenly, the good guys in Hangtree are dangerously outnumbered. Sam and Johnny turn to cunning--pitting one gang against the other. And what that won't do, a liberated army howitzer just might--as the border explodes into an all-out white-hot civil war. . .
Rebel Yell Book Summary : Attending the funeral of her Pentagon special advocate ex-husband, a bewildered woman encounters a British socialist and probable spy who possesses very different knowledge of the deceased's personality, a situation that sparks their shared investigation into her ex's complicated life. By the NAACP Image Award finalist author of The Wind Done Gone.
The Rebel Yell Book Summary : The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History provides the first comprehensive history of the fabled Confederate battle cry from its origins and myths through its use in American popular culture.
The Rebel Yell the Yankee Hurrah Book Summary : On an "I will if you will" dare, John Haley enlisted in the 17th Maine Regiment in August 1862 "for three years, unless sooner discharged." ("Discharged, shot, or starved" would have been more accurate, Haley later wryly observed.) Though a reluctant soldier at first, he served steadfastly in the Army of the Potomac for nearly three years, participating in some of the most significant battles of the Civil War. John Haley was not the only soldier to record each day's events in his journal by firelight or by picket's lantern, for his was a literate generation. He was unusual in that he later painstakingly rewrote his battlefield notes, "reflecting at leisure" and adding fascinating political and personal commentary to produce the remarkable volume he calls Haley's Chronicles.
Slocum 306 Slocum and the Rebel Yell Book Summary : Slocum’s looking to catch some thieves Reb-handed… Gunsmoke from the War Between the States has long since cleared, but out in Oklahoma Territory, things are just getting started. Or so it seems to John Slocum, who just arrived for a wedding. Slocum is to be his friend’s best man, but when some armed rebels storm the rehearsal, he might just be the best man for this job, too… Turns out that a handful of Rebs—still sore about losing—have been building an arsenal of stolen ammo fit for another Gettysburg. And their one fail-proof weapon against Slocum is a certain lady-general too luscious for her own good. But, reckons the gunslinger, thwarting these thieves would make a right fine wedding present…
From Rebel Yell to Revolution Book Summary : Joel Gardner describes his college years spent at the University of Virginia from 1966 to 1970, and the historic changes that occurred as anti-Vietnam War and Civil Rights sentiment and demonstrations swept over the campus, altering the spirit of the school forever.