In this brief sketch of our great Southern hero, I have endeavored to portray, amid the
blaze of his matchless military genius, the unchanging rectitude of his conduct, the stern will-power
by which he conquered all difficulties, his firm belief in an overruling Providence, and his entire
submission to the Divine Will. These traits of character were the cornerstones upon which he reared
the edifice of his greatness, and upon which the young people of our day will do well to build.
Mary L. Williamson, 1898
"Published 30 years after the Civil War, this biography of one of the era's greatest generals includes a
summary of the war and its causes. There is plenty of action for thrill seekers and many examples of
leadership's principles for students. The simple vocabulary and short sentences provide an ideal
introduction to the subject for younger readers, and the book's quality qualifies it as literature worthy of
an expert's attention. Lloyd James has a soft voice, and he maintains a slow pace, evidenced by relaxed
pauses between sentences. James reads with the intention of the author to produce four informative and
Lloyd James hails from the Midwest. He received a B.A. in theater from a small liberal-arts college in New Mexico. He acts in the theater when his schedule permits and spends much of his free time working in his garden. He lives in Virginia with his wife and son.
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