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S.C. GWYNNE - Rebel Yell
Wednesday, October 8 at 7PM
New York Times-bestselling Austin Author
speaking & signing
|Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and New York Times-bestselling author of Empire of the Summer Moon, S.C. Gwynne comes to BookPeople with his latest book Rebel Yell. Written with Gwynne's swift and vivid narrative, his latest book delves into the career of Stonewall Jackson, one of the most brilliant military minds in US history and an iconic figure of the Confederacy. Join us for an evening of history with S.C. Gwynne, starting at 7PM!|
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|About Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson: |
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. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. 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. Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne's hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It 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.
S.C. Gwynne is the author of the New York Times-bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with Time as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with Texas Monthly as executive editor. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter.
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