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by Lynda Pflueger

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-89490-781-6
Publisher: Enslow

First in the Historical American Biographies series, this story of one of the South's most talented generals begins with his famous Battle of Bull Run, then flashes back to highlights in his life. It concludes with details of his later battles and death. Pflueger tells the story of this fascinating character in a readable style, but she avoids analysis of Jackson, which can lead to gaps. She describes first how his students despised him for his stiffness, then recounts, several chapters later, how his men loved him, without accounting for his change or the reason for the men's regard. Nevertheless, this provides a solid basis for research, and may find fans among Civil War enthusiasts as well. (maps, b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, further reading, glossary, index) (Biography. 11+)