From the remarkable Valley Campaign through the Seven Days, Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and the masterful though tragic sweep at Chancellorsville, where Jackson was felled by one of his own soldiers, this is a compelling narrative of men and war. Burke Davis brings the color, vivid characterization, and immediacy of the best fiction to this fascinating biography.
©1954 Burke Davis; (P)1990 Blackstone Audio Inc.
This was an excellent audiobook. I learned many new details about Jackson's life, which I never knew before. The story was riveting and I also really enjoyed learning much more about Jackson's life as a young man, and about his marriages and family. This was a completely new side to him from my perspective. I also thought that the narrator did a very nice job with the reading. I highly recommend this book if you are interested in biographies, military history or the American Civil War.
I don't think that many people I know would like this book, however it appeals to me as I attempt to tackle as much of the civil war understanding as I can. This book put me into the mindset of the men in action and shows the strategies they forged and the times they feared and hated the yankees. Their hope... such as when Stonewall constantly sent money back home for his wife to buy confederate bonds. This was a great way for me to learn enough about Stonewall to attempt other civil war books. I felt the narration was very good.
I really enjoyed this book, it was easy to listen too and was well written with great narration. I would recommend it.
The book is an excellent account of the period in the Civil War in which Stonewall Jackson served the Confederacy and his major contribution to its' early successes; and the loss that Robert E. Lee felt after the death of Stonewall.
While this is the definitive book on Stonewall Jackson, I found it a very difficult listen and quit listening after only about 20% as it began to sound like "Charlie Brown's teacher." A student of the Civil War with maps and a desire to "study" could probably wade through the minutiae of counties, roads and battle engagements in Virginia, but I find those things droll and stimulation free. Maybe the book version is a better way to take this on. The casual reader/listener should avoid this book.
this is a great story about a great man who fought for the state he loved.
The book revealed the mystery and ability that characterized this amazing man.
THAT DEVIL FORREST, about another military genius
His "rendition" of Jackson's voice.
Behold- pure military genius!
I must of rewinded this book a hundred times. I love the conversations, the exchange between characters, the southern twist of the tongue..Five star book...I'm going to have a hard time finding an equal...
Lot's of battles but provides very little detail or insights onto the political and social issues of the times. Also tends to embellish war in general with little mention to the far less glamorous aspects of a "civil war".
The narration was good.
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