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Publisher's Summary

Mortally wounded in battle when he was only 31, the dashing J. E. B. Stuart, the South's "plumed warrior knight", stands with Stonewall Jackson as one of the Confederacy's most revered martyrs. Union General John Sedgwick called him "the greatest cavalryman ever foaled in America". Jeffry D. Wert, however, offers a more balanced assessment in this comprehensive biography.Wert's narrative portrait of Stuart - audacious and daring in battle, contentious with his staff and subordinates - is fast-paced and compelling, rich in telling details and human interest stories, yet objective, critical, and complete. Based on the most extensive research yet done utilizing governmental and archival sources, Wert's biography examines Stuart's controversial performance at Gettysburg and elsewhere.
©2008 Jeffry D. Wert; (P)2008 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"Wert...adds to his status as a top-ranking Civil War scholar in this excellent biography of the Confederacy's best-known cavalry general." (Publishers Weekly)
"Impressively researched and masterfully written" (Library Journal)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ron on 01-21-09

Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

It was simply a pleasure to listen to. Highly recommended to anyone

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By James on 03-31-15

The book gave me a great admiration of Stuart

The book was well written and gave a great account of his life.
His fearlessness in battle moved me.
Glad to have purchased this book

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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