Overview Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. The name is most often followed by the phrase "American Civil War hero." This historical novel takes you beyond that limited scope to reveal the full character of this extraordinary man. Meet Stonewall the lonely orphan, the mocked military cadet, and the devout Christian. His rise from personal tragedy to legendary glory will inspire you to stand strong in your pursuits
A powerful work of historical fiction that dramatizes the romantic, brutal, and glorious life of Stonewall Jackson, one of the Civil War's greatest heroes.
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Studio: B&H Fiction
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.03" Height: 1.36" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 15, 1998
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
ISBN 0805416633 ISBN13 9780805416633 UPC 064337014994
Reviews - What do customers think about Stonewall?
one of the best books I've ever read Nov 18, 2007
This is one of the best books I've ever read. It made me want to be more like this man in his faith, passion for Christ, and fervor for life. Incredible!
Heros of time and eternity Jun 18, 2006
I have re-read John J. Dwyer's books on Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. They have been among the best of my life and I'm 69. Mr. Dwyer's great talent of history and the novel make these books of the highest honors. They have inspired me to seek to live the qualities of character and faith these men modeled so consistently.
Stonewall Aug 11, 2003
This book is truly worth reading, especially for Christians. It gives you a view of Stonewall Jackson's personal life as well as of the Civil War. His faith was the most important thing in his life and he wasn't afraid to share it with others. In fact, he was instrumental in the spirtual revival of the Southern soldiers during the war. I learned so much about him personally and also about how the South suffered so much at the hands of the Union. It was a wonderful book and I look forward to reading more books by Mr. Dwyer, who also is a man not afraid to share his faith.
been tricked! Mar 29, 2003
i bought john dwyer's "stonewall" from this site.com after reading james mcpherson's "battle cry of freedom" and shelby foote's "civl war" because i wanted to learn more about the enigmatic thomas j. jackson. after reading those two incomparable works of literature, i thought of jackson neither as a hero nor as a villian, but simply as a very interesting civil war figure whom i wanted to learn more about. unfortunately, as this site.com didn't provide content details on dwyer's book, i was forced to rely on customer reviews to tell me what i could expect from it. i was sadly misinformed. after straining through 100 pages of "stonewall," i have realized much too late that mr. dwyer's book is, one, historical fiction, and two, a literal advertisement for dwyer's hard-line rightist christianity. for instance, dwyer has ingeniously weaved in amongst character dialogue, his favorable attitutes concerning state-sponsored christianity in schools. also, the reader learns that non-christians, even if they are "good" people, suffer a torturous eternity in "hell." to top it all off, i got the feeling that dwyer drifted dangerously close to endorsing the notion of manifest destiny (that is, the thought that the land mass that would later become the unites states, was given by god to christians to re-populate...after their genocidal policy toward the native inhabitants left the land empty.). yikes!
i know that stonewall jackson's faith was very important to him. the facts clearly back this up. also, i have no quarrel whatsoever with the christian religion. the basis of christianity, like that of its peer religions, is love, acceptance, and tolerance of others. likewise, that's how i feel about life and living. i just want the reader to understand what they're getting when they buy "stonewall." to have bought a historiography (that is, a fictional retelling of a historical time and place), although not my intention, wouldn't have been so bad. finding myself the possessor of brand new revisionist hard-right christian propaganda (the author, it should be noted, states that god wanted him to write "stonewall") is another matter entirely. out of curiosity, i may indeed finish this book...if i can abide the headpains inspired by the religiously romantic retooling of a highly devout, and highly hypocritcal population of slave-owners...but don't bet on it.
by the way, if this is your thing, i'd be happy to sell you my brand-new copy of john dwyer's "stonewall."
History with Heart; Blood and Guts Done Tastefully Oct 18, 2000
I'm not a fan of war stories. I don't like romance novels. But this story weaves both and more into a historical tale that at times you wish just weren't true. I didn't know Stonewall Jackson was such an interesting, amusing and REAL person. History does that to you; makes you forget that the people were real and their lives full of joys and hurts just like your own.
I have renewed compassion for those who fought in the civil war. I have renewed patriotism for those who survived and rebuilt our nation. I have renewed faith.
I look forward to Mr. Dwyer's future writings. I look forward to the places I can visit and the feelings I can share with those who came before me. Thanks for making history so alive.