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Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend
James I. Robertson
0028646851
February 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
A distinguished Civil War historian unravels the complex character of the Confederacy's greatest general. Drawing on previously untapped manuscript sources, the author refutes such long-standing myths as Stonewall Jackson's obsessive eating of lemons and gives a three-dimensional account of the profound religious faith frequently caricatured as grim Calvinism. Though the author capably covers the battles that made Jackson a legend--Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, etc.--he emphasizes "the life story of an extraordinary man." The result is a biography that will fascinate even those allergic to military history.

From Library Journal
Robertson (Jackson & Lee, Rutledge Hill, 1995) has put together an exhaustive account of the life of Stonewall Jackson from his early years as an...


Inventing Tom Thomson: From Biographical Fictions to Fictional Autobiographies and Reproductions
Sherrill Grace
0773527524
October 2004
Hardcover
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Tom Thomson
Joan Murray
1550023152
Dec 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This is an intimate biography of an artist who became a legend after his death, but who in his private life stands revealed as a troubled man who was, in many ways, his own victim. Joan Murray's new biography is part detective work, too: she investigates his beliefs, and the origins of his great masterpieces, and provides a convincing description of the possible circumstances of his death. The art of Tom Thomson represents one of the high points of Canadian modernism, which flourished in the first two decades of this century. During his brief career, lasting just five years, Thomson evolved a highly intense, naturalistic style, introducing formal innovations and challenging the idiom of the tonal landscape of painters popular in his day. Thomson's idiosyncratic expressionist landscape art reflected the intellectual...


Tom Taylor's Civil War
Albert E. Castel
0700610499
October 2000
Hardcover
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From Booklist
"Ordinary" soldiers such as Sam Watkins and Elijah Hunt Rhodes have given us accounts of their Civil War experiences. Of course, we have a plethora of journals and memoirs by high-ranking officers, from James Longstreet to U. S. Grant. Here, we have an unusual and often fascinating collection of letters and journal entries from a well-educated, eloquent attorney who served as a junior officer in some of the most critical campaigns of the war. At the age of 24, Taylor left his Ohio law practice and his wife and two young children to enlist in the Union army. He fought in the Vicksburg campaign and in Sherman's "march to the sea" through Georgia. Castel, an eminent Civil War historian, has combined excerpts from Taylor's letters and journal with his own commentaries. The result is an absorbing and emotionally wrenching...


Tom Thomson
Jim Poling
1551539500
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
Tom Thompson- The Life and Mysterious Death of the Famous Canadian Painter "An overturned canoe. A body recovered. Presumably Thomson drowned. That should have been the end of it. It was only the beginning." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: biography history visual arts mystery Tom Thomson is perhaps Canada's most famous artist. His short and glorious career was abruptly and brutally ended on July 8, 1917. Since the recovery of Thomson's body, theories as to the cause of his death - accident? murder? - have preoccupied sleuths for more than 90 years.

About the Author
Jim Poling Sr. is the author of two histories on outdoors themes, The Canoe: An Illustrated History (Key Porter 2000) and The Decoy (Key Porter 2001). In...


Algonquin Elegy: Tom Thomson's Last Spring
Neil J. Lehto
0595361323
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The mystery of Canada’s artist Tom Thomson’s drowning in Algonquin Park’s Canoe Lake in 1917 have never before been so thoroughly investigated, documented and reported to the public. Here is what Tom Thomson experts have to say about the book: “Neil J. Lehto’s Algonquin Elegy: Tom Thomson’s Last Spring, is both a labor of love and a labor of gargantuan effort to come to some understanding, nine decades on, of exactly what happened that summer of 1917. Perhaps no one has ever worked as hard to know the unknowable and, in doing so, he has contributed invaluably to the greatest story in all of Canadian art. Neil’s passion for Tom Thomson shines through as passionately on each page as Thomson’s passion for Algonquin Park shines though on each painting he left behind that last...


With the Hammer of Truth: James Thomson Callender and America's Early National Heroes
Michael Durey
0813912784
October 1990
Hardcover
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Our Fathers' War
Tom Mathews
0786280697
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
After more than 30 years at Newsweek, where he served as New York bureau chief among other roles, Mathews (Hazardous Duty) turned to writing books, often centering his fiction and nonfiction around the military. His latest project finds him, at "a ridiculously old age," sorting through "steamer trunks" of baggage from an American childhood spent in the shadow of WWII and its aftermath. After an opening chapter that briskly and episodically tells the story of his childhood and struggles with a Greatest Generation father now in his 80s, Mathews, following the advice of an old song, musters nine other father-son dyads and devotes a chapter to each, telling their stories and using them to reflect and refract his relationship with his father, rekindled after years of dormancy. It's a conceit that works terrifically;...


Thomas Jefferson
Christopher Hitchens
0786280808
November 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this brief yet dense biography, the newest in HarperCollins's Eminent Lives series, Hitchens (A Long Short War, etc.) proposes that Jefferson "designed America" when he wrote the Declaration of Independence, establishing "the concept of human rights, for the first time in history, as the basis for a republic." Hitchens is quick to point out, however, the obvious contradiction-that Jefferson was both an advocate for freedom and a slaveholder. Beginning with his aristocratic upbringing, which Jefferson purportedly viewed with "indifference," this biography explores both the private and public aspects of Jefferson's life, from his political philosophies to his affair with his slave Sally Hemings. In an attempt to set the facts straight about Hemings, Hitchens explains that, while technically a slave, she was...


Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 298
Manufactured by Gale Group
0787668354
July 2004
Hardcover
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Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 302
Manufactured by Gale Group
0787668397
September 2004
Hardcover
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Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 314
Manufactured by Gale Group
0787681326
July 2005
Hardcover
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