Bestselling Author S.C. Gwynne on the Unlikely Ascent of Stonewall Jackson

October 14, 2014
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

S.C. Gwynne, author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated best seller, Empire of the Summer Moon, will be speaking at Colorado College tomorrow night about his new book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson. The book, which tells the story of Civil War General Stonewall Jackson’s unlikely rise to greatness, currently sits at number 10 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for non-fiction. Colorado College English Professor Steven Hayward spoke with Gwynne about his career as a writer and journalist. Listen to the interview above.

See Gwynne in conversation with fellow writer Hampton Sides--whose most recent book, In the Kingdom of Ice, was released to great acclaim this summer--in Gates Common Room, top floor of Palmer Hall on the Colorado College campus, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 10/15. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, click HERE.