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2.29 out of 52.29 out of 52.29 out of 52.29 out of 52.29 out of 5 2.29 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffry D. Wert Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781400177257
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Mortally wounded in battle when he was only thirty-one, 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Impressively researched and masterfully written Library Journal Starred Review
  • “Wert’s biography goes far in restoring Stuart’s claim to be the greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in America.”

    Publishers Weekly
  • “This is a portrait of a Stuart more complex and, indeed, more attractive than either his friends or his enemies have painted in at least a generation. It deserves a prominent place beside Wert’s other books in any respectable Civil War collection.”

    Booklist

  • “One of the Civil War’s most popular historians has tackled one of its most memorable figures. Scrupulously avoiding the pitfalls of either blind worship or reckless iconoclasm, Jeffry Wert recounts the successes and failures of this remarkable soldier in a masterful study that combines diligent research and fresh analysis with the prose of a gripping novel. A must for any bookshelf—Blue or Gray.”

    Joseph Pierro, editor of The Maryland Campaign of September 1862

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 7/18/2013

    " Interesting biography of J.E.B. Stuart from his early years to his death. His marriage, realtionships to Jackson and Robert E. Lee and his rivalries all paint an all too human portrait of a man who I previously never knew. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey Belcher | 5/1/2013

    " I have always known the basics of Jeb Stuart, but this book gave extensive insight to the man. Not only aspects of the war that I hadn't quite known, but of the man. Good must read for anyone interested in the Civil War. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Avis Black | 5/23/2012

    " If you like a junior-high-level biography written by an author who thinks it's dangerous to trust his readers with too much knowledge or let them think for themselves, go ahead. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2011

    " I love all things about the civil war, but I tried & tried and just couldn't get into this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeffrey | 7/9/2009

    " I have always known the basics of Jeb Stuart, but this book gave extensive insight to the man. Not only aspects of the war that I hadn't quite known, but of the man. Good must read for anyone interested in the Civil War. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 HRT | 6/6/2009

    " If you like a junior-high-level biography written by an author who thinks it's dangerous to trust his readers with too much knowledge or let them think for themselves, go ahead. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 5/29/2008

    " I love all things about the civil war, but I tried & tried and just couldn't get into this book. "

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About the Author

Jeffrey D. Wert is the author of numerous books on Civil War topics, including Cavalryman of the Lost Cause and The Sword of Lincoln. His articles and essays on the Civil War have appeared in many publications, including Civil War Times Illustrated, American History Illustrated, and Blue and Gray. A former history teacher at Penns Valley High School, he lives in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, slightly more than one hour from the battlefield at Gettysburg.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.