Hot off press on September 17, 2013
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“Fox again shines as a skilled narrator who is adept at weaving facts gleaned from broadly accessible primary and secondary sources with more obscure eyewitness reports, letters, telegrams, and such.” C.L. Bragg, author of Crescent Moon over Carolina: William Moultrie and American Liberty and Distinction in Every Service: Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall, CSA
“JEB Stuart’s famous June 12-15, 1862 Ride Around McClellan has been discussed in book chapters and articles, but, until now, has escaped the type of modern full length treatment accorded so many other great Civil War mounted raids. More important than its status as a publishing “first”, John Fox’s Stuart’s Finest Hour on many levels meets or exceeds the expectations of a demanding readership. Those familiar with Fox’s earlier works, will recognize the same level of sound research and serious historical narrative presented in a spirited manner. All aspects of the planning and execution of the raid, as well as the Union response, are meticulously detailed in the text.” “Stuart’s Finest Hour is highly recommended reading for students of the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, the command exploits of JEB Stuart, and Civil War cavalry operations in general.” Andrew Wagenhoffer, Civil War Books and Authors Blog, http://cwba.blogspot.com/2013/11/fox-stuarts-finest-hour-ride-around.html
“I finished your book and loved it! Light, humorous, detailed and so informative. Can’t wait to drive the route some day!” Bob Price, Atlanta-based Civil War photographer, http://civilwarmonumentsofthesouth.com/about.html
“Just finished the book – it’s a great thumping read – an exciting story very well told – my compliments! You’ve really outdone yourself on this one, and I predict great success.” Marc Ramsey, owner of Owens & Ramsey Historical Booksellers, Richmond, Va. http://www.owensandramsey.com/
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Many people are aware that Jeb Stuart was a famous cavalry general who rode for the Confederacy. Yet, how did this twenty-nine-year-old former U. S. Army lieutenant become the 1860’s version of a media sensation? What did he do to become a household name throughout the land?
At the beginning of June 1862, George McClellan’s huge Union army stood poised to decimate the Confederate capital of Richmond. The city faced chaos as thousands of civilians fled. Confederate army commander Robert E. Lee wanted to launch his own attack but he needed to know what stood on McClellan’s right flank.
John Fox’s new book, Stuart’s Finest Hour, uses numerous eyewitness accounts to place the reader in the dusty saddle of both the hunter and the hunted as Stuart’s men sliced deep behind Union lines to gather information for Lee. This first-ever-book written about the raid follows the Confederate horsemen on their 110-mile ride all the while chased by Union troopers commanded by Stuart’s father-in-law, Philip St. George Cooke.
PREORDER an Author-Signed copy. Books ship on 9/25. This first-ever book written about the cavalry raid that made Jeb Stuart famous highlights first-hand accounts by Union and Confederate horsemen plus civilians to detail the dramatic three-day ride.