Rebel Yell

The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 5455

An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's rise to prominence during the Civil War.

Rebel Yell

A Novel

Author: Alice Randall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608192350

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4353

Attending the funeral of her Pentagon special advocate ex-husband, a bewildered woman encounters a British socialist and probable spy who possesses very different knowledge of the deceased's personality, a situation that sparks their shared investigation into her ex's complicated life. By the NAACP Image Award finalist author of The Wind Done Gone.

The Rebel Yell

A Cultural History

Author: Craig A. Warren

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817318488

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9239

The Rebel Yell: A Cultural History provides the first comprehensive history of the fabled Confederate battle cry from its origins and myths through its use in American popular culture.

The Rebel Yell & the Yankee Hurrah

The Civil War Journal of a Maine Volunteer

Author: John W. Haley

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608933474

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4329

On an "I will if you will" dare, John Haley enlisted in the 17th Maine Regiment in August 1862 "for three years, unless sooner discharged." ("Discharged, shot, or starved" would have been more accurate, Haley later wryly observed.) Though a reluctant soldier at first, he served steadfastly in the Army of the Potomac for nearly three years, participating in some of the most significant battles of the Civil War. John Haley was not the only soldier to record each day's events in his journal by firelight or by picket's lantern, for his was a literate generation. He was unusual in that he later painstakingly rewrote his battlefield notes, "reflecting at leisure" and adding fascinating political and personal commentary to produce the remarkable volume he calls Haley's Chronicles.

From Rebel Yell to Revolution: My Four Years at Uva 1966-1970

Author: Joel B. Gardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781947860032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 9778

Joel Gardner describes his college years spent at the University of Virginia from 1966 to 1970, and the historic changes that occurred as anti-Vietnam War and Civil Rights sentiment and demonstrations swept over the campus, altering the spirit of the school forever.

Rebel Yell

Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors

Author: Jay Quinn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560231615

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 167

View: 1827

An anthology of short fiction from some of the South's best contemporary gay authors features the work of Robin Lippincott, Jameson Currier, Walter Holland, John Trumbo, Andrew Beirele, George Singer, Jay Quinn, and Jeff Mann. Simultaneous.

Empire of the Summer Moon

Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416597158

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8134

In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches. Although readers may be more familiar with the tribal names Apache and Sioux, it was in fact the legendary fighting ability of the Comanches that determined just how and when the American West opened up. Comanche boys became adept bareback riders by age six; full Comanche braves were considered the best horsemen who ever rode. They were so masterful at war and so skillful with their arrows and lances that they stopped the northern drive of colonial Spain from Mexico and halted the French expansion westward from Louisiana. White settlers arriving in Texas from the eastern United States were surprised to find the frontier being rolled backward by Comanches incensed by the invasion of their tribal lands. So effective were the Comanches that they forced the creation of the Texas Rangers and account for the advent of the new weapon specifically designed to fight them: the six-gun. The war with the Comanches lasted four decades, in effect holding up the development of the new American nation. Gwynne’s exhilarating account delivers a sweeping narrative that encompasses Spanish colonialism, the Civil War, the destruction of the buffalo herds, and the arrival of the railroads—a historical feast for anyone interested in how the United States came into being. Against this backdrop Gwynne presents the compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and became infamous as the "White Squaw" who refused to return until her tragic capture by Texas Rangers in 1860. More famous still was her son Quanah, a warrior who was never defeated and whose guerrilla wars in the Texas Panhandle made him a legend. S. C. Gwynne’s account of these events is meticulously researched, intellectually provocative, and, above all, thrillingly told. Empire of the Summer Moon announces him as a major new writer of American history.

Rebel Yell 2

More Stories of Contemporary Southern Gay Men

Author: Jay Quinn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560231592

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 2172

Following the best-selling original collection of short fiction by and about Southern gay men, REBEL YELL 2 continues the excitement with noted authors such as Felice Picano, Robin Lippincott, Kelly McQuain and more to create another vivid and compelling short fiction anthology exploring the diverse lives of Southern gay men.

The Perfect Pass

American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

Author: S. C. Gwynne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501116193

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9246

"New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach--two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s--changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL"--


A Biography of General Thomas J. Jackson

Author: Byron Farwell

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393310863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 8904

Provides an in-depth look at the Civil War general which dispells many of the rumors surrounding him

Rebel Yell

Author: Leslie Ernenwein

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 1282

The History of the Rebel Yell

Author: Terryl W. Elliott

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781455617807

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 4865

A yell that rings with Civil War lore. This definitive work details the origin and nature of the rebel yell, which has been largely lost to time. Author Terryl W. Elliott sets out to recapture the yell and bring it back to life at full volume. The text suggests a substantial theory of the origins of the yell in Scotch-Irish history, analyzes historical descriptions of the yell, and examines the few recorded versions in their historical context. Also included are historic stories and poems featuring the yell and a list of references.

A Soft Rebel Yell

From Grits to Gotham

Author: Philomene Gates

Publisher: Gridiron Publishers

ISBN: 9780932520630

Category: Lawyers

Page: 310

View: 4393

Slocum 306: Slocum and the Rebel Yell

Author: Jake Logan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101166321

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3227

Slocum’s looking to catch some thieves Reb-handed… Gunsmoke from the War Between the States has long since cleared, but out in Oklahoma Territory, things are just getting started. Or so it seems to John Slocum, who just arrived for a wedding. Slocum is to be his friend’s best man, but when some armed rebels storm the rehearsal, he might just be the best man for this job, too… Turns out that a handful of Rebs—still sore about losing—have been building an arsenal of stolen ammo fit for another Gettysburg. And their one fail-proof weapon against Slocum is a certain lady-general too luscious for her own good. But, reckons the gunslinger, thwarting these thieves would make a right fine wedding present…

Rebel Belle

Author: Rachel Hawkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110160333X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9638

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts. Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him--and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth. With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more. “As surprising as it is delicious.”—BCCB, starred review “Fun with a twist of supernatural and Southern charm.” —VOYA “The romance, coming-of-age aspects, and a well-drawn heroine with a crackling wit will lure in readers.” —Booklist

Beyond Training

Mastering Endurance, Health & Life

Author: Ben Greenfield

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

View: 5142

America's top personal trainer, holistic nutritionist and health expert, Ben Greenfield, shows you how to overcome common health-related training issues while optimizing your workouts so you can look, feel, and perform like a champion. You have amazing physical goals. You want the best body you can get. You want to look, feel, and perform like a champion. So you beat yourself up with tough training, day after day, week after week, month after month. As a result, you’re held back by frustrating issues like brain fog, broken gut, hormone depletion, heart problems, and destroyed joints--limited to living at a fraction of your peak capacity and powerless to tap into your full potential and achieve your dreams. But it's possible to be healthy on the outside and on the inside. This book gives you every training, nutrition, and lifestyle solution you need to do it, including: -The 2 best ways to build endurance fast without destroying your body -Underground training tactics for maximizing workout efficiency -The best biohacks for enhancing mental performance and instantly entering the zone -How to know with laserlike accuracy whether your body has truly recovered -26 ways to quickly recover from workouts, injuries and overtraining -The 25 most important blood and saliva biomarkers and how to test them -5 essential elements of training that most athletes neglect -7 stress-fighting weapons to make your mind-body connection bulletproof -Proven systems to enhance sleep, eliminate insomnia, and conquer jetlag -40 high-calorie, nutrient-dense meals that won’t destroy your metabolism -Tools for customizing your carbs, proteins and fats for your unique body and goals -9 ways to fix a broken gut, create toxin-free life, and detox your body -A complete system to safeguard your immune system and stomach -Potent time-efficiency tips for balancing training, work, travel, and family. Whether you're an extreme exercise enthusiast or just looking to shed a few pounds, this is the last book on training, endurance, health, and life you will ever need.

Soldier's Heart

Being the Story of the Enlistment and Due Service of the Boy Charley Goddard in the First Minnesota Volunteers

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 0307804240

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 128

View: 2116

Gary Paulsen introduces readers to Charley Goddard in his latest novel, Soldier's Heart. Charley goes to war a boy, and returns a changed man, crippled by what he has seen. In this captivating tale Paulsen vividly shows readers the turmoil of war through one boy's eyes and one boy's heart, and gives a voice to all the anonymous young men who fought in the Civil War. From the Hardcover edition.

The Wind Done Gone

A Novel

Author: Alice Randall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524935

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5567

In this daring and provocative literary parody which has captured the interest and imagination of a nation, Alice Randall explodes the world created in GONE WITH THE WIND, a work that more than any other has defined our image of the antebellum South. Taking sharp aim at the romanticized, whitewashed mythology perpetrated by this southern classic, Randall has ingeniously conceived a multilayered, emotionally complex tale of her own - that of Cynara, the mulatto half-sister, who, beautiful and brown and born into slavery, manages to break away from the damaging world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a daughter, a lover, a mother, a victor. THE WIND DONE GONE is a passionate love story, a wrenching portrait of a tangled mother-daughter relationship, and a book that "celebrates a people's emancipation not only from bondage but also from history and myth, custom and stereotype" (San Antonio Express-News).

Rebel Mother

My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

Author: Peter Andreas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501124455

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3020

“Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle will find much to admire” (Booklist, starred review) in this “thoroughly engrossing” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir about a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to Latin America in search of the revolution. Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s housewife from a small Mennonite town in central Kansas who became a radical feminist and Marxist revolutionary. From the late sixties to the early eighties, she went through multiple husbands and countless lovers while living in three states and five countries. She took her youngest son, Peter, with her wherever she went, even kidnapping him and running off to South America after his straitlaced father won a long and bitter custody fight. They were chasing the revolution together, though the more they chased it the more distant it became. They battled the bad “isms” (sexism, imperialism, capitalism, fascism, consumerism), and fought for the good “isms” (feminism, socialism, communism, egalitarianism). Between the ages of five and eleven, Peter lived in more than a dozen homes, moving from the comfortably bland suburbs of Detroit to a hippie commune in Berkeley to a socialist collective farm in pre-military coup Chile to highland villages and coastal shantytowns in Peru. When they secretly returned to America they settled down clandestinely in Denver, where his mother changed her name to hide from his father. A “luminous memoir” (Publishers Marketplace, starred review) and “an illuminating portrait of a childhood of excitement, adventure, and love” (Kirkus Reviews) this is an extraordinary account of a deep mother-son bond and the joy and toll of growing up in a radical age. Peter Andreas is an insightful and candid narrator of “a profound and enlightening book that will open readers up to different ideas about love, acceptance, and the bond between mother and son” (Library Journal, starred review).