• Standing Like a Stone Wall

  • The Life of General Thomas J. Jackson
  • By: James Robertson
  • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (75 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Jackson fought poverty and sadness, rising to become one of the most extraordinary figures in American military history. His clever Civil War strategies were unmatched. While holding the line during one battle, he earned the nickname "Stonewall", and became a legend.

From the world's most acclaimed Civil War historian, this is the complete story of Jackson's life.

©2001 James I. Robertson Jr. (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"[Robertson] does an outstanding job of capturing both the chronology of Stonewall Jackson's life and his personality." ( Children's Literature)

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Know real History

The statues of this man are divisive. Learn who he was, a noble man. A person of who we should aspire to model no matter your politics, a man of duty, honor and principal. Listen and learn your historical context.

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Godly Man - Awesome

Enjoyed listening to this great Godly American's story. Jackson was a strong character and brilliant leader. Wonderly told and narrated.

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Amazing Life

Jackson was truly an amazing person. A life filled with hardships, tragedy and triumph, he lived with a heartfelt love for his fellow man. Few people realize his devotion to the slave population in Lexington. Maybe this was because when he was a kid, a slave lady once told him about Christ and his love for him. Jackson never knew the love of a father and mother like many but he spent his life finding his place in the world. I appreciate Robertson's attempts to give us insight into Jackson's nature and the events of his life that helped shape this great general militarily, spiritually and personally. I would love to spend an afternoon discussing General Jackson with Mr. Robertson.

The narration was ok on a faster speed. However, at the given speed of 1x, the pauses between sentences by Mr. Garrett became too much. I do think Mr. Garret did an okay job and conveyed the intonations with great expertise.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking more knowledge of the many great men of the Confederacy and what motivated them.

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Concise Summary of Stonewall

This is a relatively short but concise narrative about the highlights of Stonewall. I found it to be interesting and fast moving. The narrator was sufficient not to take away from the reading and I listened at speeds varying from 1.25 - 1.5x. Much enjoyed.

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Oh, For Leaders Like Stonewall!

Very informative! The Christian man who lived out his faith; personally, militarily and so humbly.

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honest story about an honest man

This book actively portrays a Godly military General. I encourage you to listen. Stonewall Jackson's life will change yours.

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Well done!

Worth it on every level! You will not regret this read - interesting and exciting content.

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Great Book

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I loved this book. Such a great rendition of an incredible man.