Item description for All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson (Leaders in Action Series) by J. Steven Wilkins...
Overview Dubbed "Stonewall" following the battle of First Manassas in July 1861, Thomas Jackson has long been revered as a brilliant military leader and tactician. Wilkins examines the life of Jackson, and his research reveals a man humble in his Christian faith, which stands in stark contrast with the general's reputation as a ferocious warrior.
Publishers Description Dubbed Stonewall following the battle of First Manassas in July 1861, Thomas Jackson has long been revered as a brilliant military leader and tactician and as one of the most adroit Confederate commanders. The man himself is a study in contrasts: justifiably feared by his enemies and completely beloved by his men. Steven Wilkins examines the life and character of Jackson. His research reveals a man humble and sincere in his Christian faith, which stands in stark contrast with the general's reputation as a ferocious warrior. Shortly after his graduation from West Point in 1846, Jackson served in the Mexican War in 1848, where he became one of the most decorated heroes of the conflict and received promotion to the brevetted rank of major. He left the army in 1851 to accept a teaching position at the Virginia Military Institute, resigning his commission in the army a year later. In 1859 he led a contingent of cadets to maintain order during the trial and ensuing execution of John Brown. When Jackson departed VMI in 1861 to join the Confederate army, he was immediately commissioned a colonel and within months was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.Mortally wounded by friendly fire in May 1863, he more than anyone else, personified the compelling and the virtuous in what the subsequent generation would label 'The Lost Cause
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Studio: Cumberland House Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.98" Width: 4.88" Height: 1.07" Weight: 0.87 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2004
Publisher CUMBERLAND HOUSE #572
Series Leaders In Action
ISBN 1581822251 ISBN13 9781581822250 UPC 610529016958
Availability 0 units.
More About J. Steven Wilkins
Wilkins is founder and president of the Southern Heritage Society and serves on the board of directors of the Southern League.
J. Steven Wilkins currently resides in Monroe, in the state of Louisiana. J. Steven Wilkins was born in 1950.
Reviews - What do customers think about All Things for Good: The Steadfast Fidelity of Stonewall Jackson (Leaders in Action Series)?
Great book within a great series. Mar 14, 2007
First let me say that the "Leaders in Action" series is tremendous (check the rest of them out--Robert E. Lee, Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, William Wilberforce and more). They are biographies which deal not only with facts, but also with the character and faith of historical figures. Every school age child should read these books and take these role models to heart.
The great thing about this book is that it gives a solid summary of Stonewall Jackson's life and history as well as a thorough examination of his faith and values. If you can believe it, I was almost brought to tears by the account of his death. Especially for Civil War buffs--this is a must read.
Stonewall Jackson and his personal relationship with God Jan 8, 2006
This is an excellent look inside the life of Thomas Johnathan "Stonewall" Jackson.
Reverend Wilkins does an excellent job of researching first-hand accounts of the important events that occurred during Jackson's life and how they refined him into the man that God made him.