rebel-yell Rebel Yell coming September 30, 2014

Rebel Yell

The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

by S.C. Gwynne

From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee. Read more>>

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Advance Praise for Rebel Yell:

“Journalist Gwynne follows his bestselling Empire of the Summer Moon with a stimulating study of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. Gwynne tells Jackson’s story without editorializing and readers are likely to agree that, without Jackson, Lee ‘would never again be quite so brilliant,’ while even in the North, Jackson was considered, rather than a rebel, ‘a gentleman and…fundamentally an American.’”
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STARRED REVIEW

“Gwynne’s vivid account of Jackson’s Civil War run, which ended with his death at the Battle of Chancellorsville, is a riveting, cover-to-cover read for history buffs.”
— BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW

“With the reporter’s eye for the revealing vignette and the story-teller’s ear for the rhythm of human striving, S. C. Gwynne gives us a beautifully penetrating account of the meteoric rise and tragic death of the most legendary of Civil War soldiers.”
H. W. Brands, author of The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

Rebel Yell is the best biography of Stonewall Jackson I have ever read. The scholarship is exemplary, the narrative riveting and richly textured. With a rare combination of unflinching objectivity and genuine compassion, Rebel Yell unraveled for me the enigma of Stonewall Jackson. A magnificent achievement, Rebel Yell represents a milestone in Civil War literature.”
Peter Cozzens, author of Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson’s Valley Campaign

“The great tragedy of modern historiography is that more historians don’t write like S.C. Gwynne. In this book on Stonewall Jackson’s Civil War career, Gwynne has fashioned a fast-paced narrative of a man complex and enigmatic, awkward and exceptional. Gwynne has taken on a giant figure of quirks and brilliance who demands both restraint and a facile pen, and he delivers in vivid form.”
John Hennessy, author of First Battle of Manassas: An End To Innocence and Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas

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Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

by S.C. Gwynne

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. Read more>>

Praise for Empire of the Summer Moon:

“Transcendent . . . Empire of the Summer Moon is nothing short of a revelation . . . will leave dust and blood on your jeans.” —New York Times Book Review

“After reading Empire of the Summer Moon, you’ll never think about Texas, or the Great Plains, in quite the same way again.” —Hampton Sides, author of Blood and Thunder

“In Empire of the Summer Moon, Sam Gwynne has given us a rich, vividly detailed rendering of an important era in our history and of two great men, Quanah Parker and Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, whose struggles did much to define it.” —Larry McMurtry

“Glorious…Readers are in for an eye-opening trek…Empire of the Summer Moon expands our sense of what it has meant to be an American. Expect it on my list of the best books of the year.”  —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Mesmerizing…while this is a nonfiction book about war, it is equally a book about two nations trying to control their destinies by whatever means necessary. In Quanah Parker, Gwynne has found the perfect vehicle for telling that story.” —Chicago Tribune

“Among the strengths of this powerful book are the author’s novelistic skills, the unstoppable pace of the narrative, and the vivid delineation of its historical characters…Empire of the Summer Moon is skillfully told, brutal history.” Dallas Morning News