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Standing like a stone wall: the life of General Thomas J. Jackson

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"YOU MAY BE WHAT EVER YOU WILL RESOLVE TO BE." This was the credo that governed and defined the life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, perhaps the most extraordinary figure in American military history. From his childhood as an unloved, poorly educated orphan, it was Jackson's pure determination that impelled him from his humble origins. A shy man, with some particularly odd habits, Jackson was an outcast by many standards. But it was his single-mindedness of purpose that landed him a position at West Point where he struggled but ultimately prevailed. It was his unflappable courage combined with an emerging and unshakeable faith in God that led him to distinguish himself in the Mexican-American War. Then, after serving as a professor at the Virginia Military Institute, Jackson rose to true glory during the Civil War where, during the first major battle, he received what is perhaps the most famous nickname in military history. Beloved by his men whom he drove to the limits of endurance, feared and yet admired greatly by his enemies whom he constantly surprised with his brilliant tactics, Jackson was a general who, in the heat of battle, was seemingly blind to his own personal danger. Victory after victory, he allowed himself no personal triumph but would often be seen astride his faithful horse, Sorrel, his hand thrust toward the sky, deep in prayer of thanks to the God who had allowed his cause to prevail. James I. Robertson Jr., history professor at Virginia Tech and the recognized authority on the life of "Stonewall" Jackson, offers young readers a gripping biography of an extraordinary man.
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Grouping Titlestanding like a stone wall the life of general thomas j jackson
Grouping Authorjames i robertson
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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Confederate States of America. -- Army -- Biography
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography
Jackson, Stonewall, -- 1824-1863
title_displayStanding like a stone wall : the life of General Thomas J. Jackson
title_fullStanding like a stone wall : the life of General Thomas J. Jackson / James I. Robertson Jr.
title_shortStanding like a stone wall
title_subthe life of General Thomas J. Jackson
Jackson, Stonewall