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Bold dragoon : the life of J.E.B. Stuart / Emory M. Thomas ; [maps by Jean Paul Tremblay].

By: Thomas, Emory M, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [1999], c1986Description: xv, 354 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0806131934 (alk. paper); 9780806131931 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Stuart, Jeb (1833-1864) | Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- CampaignsDDC classification: 973.7/3/092 | B
Contents:
Man as Metaphor: An Epilogue by Way of Introduction -- Young James -- "Beauty" -- Lieutenant Stuart -- The Campaign for Captain -- Colonel Stuart -- General Stuart -- Jeb -- Major General Jeb -- Knight of the Golden Spurs -- Fame -- "One of Those Fops" -- Gettysburg -- Stuart as Usual -- "I Had Rather Die Than Be Whipped" -- Metaphor As Man: Some Speculations by Way of Conclusion.
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Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, c1986. With new introd.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-345) and index.

Man as Metaphor: An Epilogue by Way of Introduction -- Young James -- "Beauty" -- Lieutenant Stuart -- The Campaign for Captain -- Colonel Stuart -- General Stuart -- Jeb -- Major General Jeb -- Knight of the Golden Spurs -- Fame -- "One of Those Fops" -- Gettysburg -- Stuart as Usual -- "I Had Rather Die Than Be Whipped" -- Metaphor As Man: Some Speculations by Way of Conclusion.

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CHOICE Review

Thomas (University of Georgia), author of The Confederate Nation, 18611865 (CH, Dec '79), has added to the literature on J.E.B. Stuart, the Confederate cavalry leader. Although the ambitious and romanticized Stuart has attracted the attention of historians for many years, Thomas discovered new facts that afford a revised interpretation of the dashing officer's character and activities. Some material came from Stuart family records. Stuart's life is traced from his birth at Laurel Hill, Virginia, to his early death on the battlefield in 1864 at the age of 31. This is a well-balanced study that portrays Stuart's faults as well as virtues. Thomas's style may not be so dramatic as that of Burke Davis's biography, Jeb Stuart, the Last Cavalier (1957), but it is workmanlike. Thomas sees Stuart as a man who created a mold for himself and then became trapped by his own ``ideal vision.'' Some excellent photographs, a few clear maps that help place battles, footnotes, and a bibliography. Public and academic libraries, community college level up.-E.A. McKay, SUNY Maritime College

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Emory M. Thomas is Professor of History at the University of Georgia and the author of Robert E. Lee, The Confederate Nation, 1861-1865, and The Confederate State of Richmond.

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