This life-sized portrait of Stuart surveys his life from childhood through his training at West Point, his years on the Western frontier, and his decision to stand with Virginia when war arrived. His brilliant Civil War career is covered in detail, from the raid on Chambersburg to his final, fatal clash at Yellow Tavern.
"The rudimentary field communications of the Civil War demanded of the cavalry the utmost in bravery, durability, and vigilance," writes Burke Davis in his introduction to this edition. "Victory or defeat of armies was often in the hands of their cavalrymen."
©1957 Burke Davis; (P)2002 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"The narrative is excellent....This sympathetic and carefully researched work belongs in every Civil War collection." (Library Journal)
"Barrett Whitener[s] voice generates the narrative and wraps deliciously around each of the players. General Lee speaks with courtly ease and Stuart with boyish energy as the laconic Jackson moves across Virginia." (AudioFile)
This is one of the more entertaining and interesting books I've listened to on Audible, and I have hundreds. It reads more like a novel than a history book and easily holds your attention throughout. I highly recommend this as a fun and interesting read about a huge Confederate Civil War figure.
Brings this unique character to life and presents the conflicting morals and values of the men that waged that war from a refreshing and non-judgemental viewpoint.
I am a fan of MG J.E.B. Stuart, I was excited to listen to this biography. I was disappointed in how many times the recording repeated itself, no less than 10 times.
One of my favorite of all studies of the great General J.E.B. Stuart. Burke Davis gives Stuart the respect due him in a way that only a native Virginian could. Mr Davis being of Meadows of Dan, Virginia is a neighbor of the great Stuart ' s childhood home. His work is yet unbiased, honest in the history presented. A wonderful story of a truly great man told in a fantastic manner. Congratulations to Burke Davis for a great book and all respect and honor to the great General Stuart. The performance of the reading is excellent, all told this is a must have for any student of the civil war.
I am almost through part one of this book and I come across 6 incidents where the audible repeats itself immediately. Very disappointing editing in this book so far. I will regret purchasing it.
Whitener is a wonderful narrator.
There were as, many have said, about six or seven times where the audio will repeat itself for about 10 seconds of the previous statement. It's not so bothersome to me, but is noticeable.
Otherwise, the book is told wonderfully and helped me find out about other great heroes of the Confederacy, such as Heros von Borcke.
"Jeb Stuart a great story"
As you listen to the story of Jeb Stuart. You think you are there with him, you can hear the canons, see the armes firing there guns, just great history at it's best.
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