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Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart | [Jeffry D. Wert]

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

Mortally wounded in battle when he was only 31, the dashing J. E. B. Stuart, the South's "plumed warrior knight", stands with Stonewall Jackson as one of the Confederacy's most revered martyrs. Union General John Sedgwick called him "the greatest cavalryman ever foaled in America". Jeffry D. Wert, however, offers a more balanced assessment in this comprehensive biography.
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Publisher's Summary

Mortally wounded in battle when he was only 31, the dashing J. E. B. Stuart, the South's "plumed warrior knight", stands with Stonewall Jackson as one of the Confederacy's most revered martyrs. Union General John Sedgwick called him "the greatest cavalryman ever foaled in America". Jeffry D. Wert, however, offers a more balanced assessment in this comprehensive biography.

Wert's narrative portrait of Stuart - audacious and daring in battle, contentious with his staff and subordinates - is fast-paced and compelling, rich in telling details and human interest stories, yet objective, critical, and complete. Based on the most extensive research yet done utilizing governmental and archival sources, Wert's biography examines Stuart's controversial performance at Gettysburg and elsewhere.

©2008 Jeffry D. Wert; (P)2008 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Wert...adds to his status as a top-ranking Civil War scholar in this excellent biography of the Confederacy's best-known cavalry general." (Publishers Weekly)
"Impressively researched and masterfully written" (Library Journal)

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    Ron Cornwall, Ontario, Canada 01-21-09
    Ron Cornwall, Ontario, Canada 01-21-09 Member Since 2010
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    "Cavalryman of the Lost Cause"

    It was simply a pleasure to listen to. Highly recommended to anyone

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    RI sanchez 04-21-15
    RI sanchez 04-21-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Average book"

    A book filled with detail reading of reports isn't a book
    And just reciting sayings from other books doesn't help
    Not to much original material
    Could have been much better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James 03-31-15
    James 03-31-15 Member Since 2010
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    "The book gave me a great admiration of Stuart"

    The book was well written and gave a great account of his life.
    His fearlessness in battle moved me.
    Glad to have purchased this book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    paul j boyd hammonton, nj United States 09-30-09
    paul j boyd hammonton, nj United States 09-30-09 Member Since 2013
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    "shoot the narrator"

    good book but the narrator speaks in such a monotone one finds onself constantly drifting off..if i see a book i want to read in the future and this guy is the narrator i will pass....

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 09-21-09
    Phillip GRANT, AL, United States 09-21-09 Member Since 2015
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    "Better than a root canal"

    But just barely better. Horrific narration and in my opinion poorly written. Honestly it sounded like someone accumlated a bunch of facts about Stuart and listed them in sequence; it just was not well written and the narration did nothing to rescue it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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