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A Stonewall Jackson Bookshelf

Discussion in 'Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson' started by James N., Mar 26, 2013.

  1. James N.

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    I must confess to having read neither of them; however, @Nathanb1 swears by Vandiver, so I consider that a recommendation. For beginners, I recommend They Called Him Stonewall by Burke Davis.
     

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    Farwell's book is good, modern biography. It is substantially less admiring of Jackson than Robertson and also the bibliography seems a little short for a 500-plus book. But it's readable and useful.
     
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    Thank you for both of your insights.I have heard that Farwell's is good but wasn't sure.I will have to read They called him Stonewall to start off with.By any chance has anybody read the one by Rafuse and know if it is a good one as well?
     
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    I have read every book about Jackson that I could get my hands on and I always considered Robertson's work as the very best. That is, until I read "Rebel Yell". It is excellent and gives many small details that I have not read previously. As others have already mentioned, it is definitely worth reading and is my new favorite.
     
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    I can second this! Rebel Yell is one of my favorite books on Jackson.
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    Spent a lovely weekend with one of my long loved Generals....Stonewall Jackson. Agree that this was by far one of my favorite reads.
     
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    Now if only I could rotate???
     
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    Have the same problem sometimes.
     
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    Same here, haven't managed to get a picture right yet other than my avatar, I think. :D
     
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    Captain James! Do tell!
     
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    Great list of books. Lately I've felt somewhat lacking in my knowledge of Jackson, hope to fix that soon enough.:smile:
     
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    I used to own some of those books. I really like Kyd Douglas' I rode With Stonewall and Stonewall in the valley. I would like to read the Stonewall novel. As I enjoy reading fiction. One of my main ways to entertain myself. Not easy to concentrate on books the last year or so. A good thread on Jackson in all forms of media. Thanks.
     
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