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S.C. Gwynne

S.C. Gwynne
S.C. Gwynne is the author of Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson and The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football. His book Empire of the Summer Moon was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He spent most of his career as a journalist, including stints with Time as bureau chief, national correspondent, and senior editor, and with Texas Monthly as executive editor.
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Eighteen months after the first shot at Fort Sumter, there were certain truths that the soldiers had come to know. Death in war was neither picturesque nor peaceful, and dying bravely didn’t make you any less dead, or...
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Jackson had remained generally aloof from national politics. As a slaveholder, he was aware of the congressional debate over slavery in the territories, but not deeply versed in it. He was like many ordinary...