Jeb Stuart: The Last Cavalier is a full and definitive biography of the dashing and enigmatic Confederate hero of the Civil War, General J. E. B. Stuart.This life-sized portrait of Stuart surveys his life from childhood through his training at West Point to his years on the Western frontier and his decision to stand with Virginia when war arrived. His brilliant Civil War career is covered in detail, from the raid on Chambersburg to his final, fatal clash at Yellow Tavern.
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by Jan Burke
by James Lee Burke
by Davis Bunn
by Kyra Davis
by John C. Waugh
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
"When Lee muttered at Fredericksburg, "It is well that war is so terrible, we should grow too fond of it," he little knew then either how terrible it would be or how fond of it his countrymen would become. This crazy love affair with war and death, the stuff of our history, is made all the more attractive by readers like Barrett Whitener, a Southerner and accomplished actor whose voice generates the narrative and wraps deliciously around each of the players. General Lee speaks with courtly ease and Stuart with boyish energy as the laconic Jackson moves across Virginia. Lively and energetic at the start, Davis's account of Stuart's daring maneuvers grows ever more painful. We are moved by Whitener's reading because we know, after all, how it ends, both for Stuart and the Confederacy. War is indeed terrible, especially when you have grown to love and respect the warrior. P.E.F. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"