Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Written by:
S. C. Gwynne
Narrated by:
Cotter Smith

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
92
Narrator
28
Release Date
September 2014
Duration
24 hours 58 minutes
Summary
Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national 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—he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. In April 1862, however, he was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. But by June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future.

In his “magnificent Rebel Yell…S.C. Gwynne brings Jackson ferociously to life” (New York Newsday) in a swiftly vivid narrative that is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict among historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life and traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.
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JEFFREY B

With out a doubt, the most entertaining history books I’ve ever experienced. This is the Authors masterpiece of research and history of the true “Greatest Generation" This is a must read or listen, for all people. The truth will set you free. God bless the men and women who tell the stories of providence and war. Why is liberty of a true republic is our destiny. Many answers to the age old question of what freedom is and what god intended. Thank you. Five stars all the way.

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James Lutey

Excellent book! Well researched, excellent narration, and an enjoyable audiobook. A job well done.

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Don werlinger

03/16 This was my seven biography of Stonewall Jackson and it is by far, the best. At last, I think I understand the man thanks to S.C. Gwynne's thorough research and presentation. I have long said the the Civil War would have had a very different ending has Stonewall lived another two months. Now, I am totally convinced of it. And I have a much more complete understanding of the mythical awe in which he is held. Narration of this book as well above average. It's a long listen at 25+ hours but an excellent investment of time. Four stars for both. Am looking for other S.C. Gwynne titles.

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Gordon Moore

Cotter Smith reading Rebel Yell....appropriate. Best reader, best general. Well done Sir.

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Renato Leonelli

This book is great. It is a great listen. The narrator is very good.

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Glenn Michelman

Simply amazing! Jackson is one of the greatest American war hero's of all time. what if he was alive for gettysburg!?

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michael aguilar

amazing book couldn't stop listening to it, narrator is good to

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Beverly M.

This was one of the best books I have read. Great job of bringing up new and interesting facts

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Anonymous

Awesome listened to this on a road trip. I was there before I knew it. This kept me that spellbound

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Anonymous

Absolutely terrific-book and narrator!

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Byron G.

Fantastic book.

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Carl L.

I just finished The Biography on U.S. Grant and now Stonewall Jackson both books are so insightful and informative they pull you in and you get hooked listening. Awesome books

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Brian H.

Great story. Amazing detail. One of the best history books I have ever read

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James F.

Author Gwynne tells a fascinating story. He certainly brings Stonewall to life; I feel I truly learned about the man, his talents, his idiosyncrasies. Narrator, Cotter Smith deserves accolades as well. I will probably will re-read (re-listen) to this book again.

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Frank E.

Great Book Most pleasant sounding Narrator i have ever listened too!

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Daniel V.

I knew little about Stonewall Jackson before reading this book but enjoy Civil War history. This book made the battles that I had heard so much very understandable, the characters human and accessible. Excellent research and presentation. The ironic takeaway was that had he not died, the war would have been protracted to the point of compromise between north and south with possibly more dire results than the reality that we still live. Great history made clear. Great narration. Well done.

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Steven L.

At the conclusion of REBEL YELL I had the sense that I knew General Jackson. He came alive in this Audiobook complete with his personality, eccentricities and genius. I didn’t want it to end.

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