Stonewall Speaks by Claude Brown

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Stonewall Speaks is the fictional depiction of the adventurous but brief life of the famous Confederate general Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson grew up working on a farm and a corn-grinding mill in Clarksburg, Virginia. His life changes forever when he receives his appointment to attend West Point.Author Claude Brown imagines how actual historical events might have played out during the mid-1800s, as Stonewall's ghost narrates. Stonewall meets his first friend, Ulysses S. Grant, on the train to West Point. At the Academy, he faces conflict with A. P. Hill (a conflict that will turn out to be lifelong). Grant and Stonewall serve together in the Mexican War and (on opposing sides) during the Civil War, where Stonewall shines as Lee's greatest general. The twice-married Jackson receives his famous nickname from General Bernard Bee on the battlefield at First Manassas when Jackson's demeanor inspires Bee to shout to his troops, "Look, men, there is Jackson standing like a stone wall!" General Stonewall bravely commands thousands of soldiers during his military career.Stonewall Speaks will transport you on a fictitious journey through Confederate General Stonewall's circle of life, which includes all those things that are important to a man who must lead his troops to victory-love, friendship, and conflict.
 

About Claude Brown

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Claude Brown was born in New York City and grew up in Harlem. At age seventeen, after serving several terms in reform school, he left Harlem for Greenwich Village. He went on to receive a bachelor's degree from Howard University and attended law school. He also wrote a book called "The Children of Ham" in 1976. "Manchild in the Promised Land" evolved from an article he published in "Dissent" magazine during his first year at college. He died in 2002 at the age of 64.
 
Published March 17, 2005 by iUniverse, Inc.. 144 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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