Stonewall - a Biography of Thomas J Jackson by B. Farwell

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In the first major biography of the Civil War general in more than 30 years, Farwell reveals a quirky, obsessive, dark personality radically different from the storybook version. The author's lively narrative is balanced by meticulous research on every battle and facet of Jackson's life, resulting in an honest, often unflattering yet sympathetic portrait. Photographs and maps.
 

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Byron Farwell's (1921-1999) other books, also published by Norton, include "Eminent Victorian Soldiers," "Armies of the Raj," & "Stonewall: A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson.
 
Published February 4, 1993 by WW Norton & Co. 574 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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The author succeeds in humanizing Jackson (his correspondence with his sister is particularly touching) away from the odd, machinelike military genius of Civil War myth, and he conveys vividly Jackson's singular, complex personality.

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