Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is a heroic character, a romantic character, and a tragic character. His battlefield strategies confounded and confused not only the enemy but his own compatriots. His grief for a lost love was felt by women everywhere. His tragic death gave rise to grieving on both sides of the line. He is remembered today, studied today, and in this case is a remarkable read for today.
I recommend this book to all who are interested in anything related to the American Civil War. It is a fast, well-written, well-researched work that should be on your to-read list.
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.
Publication date: Sept. 30, 2014