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S. C. Gwynne

Biography

S. C. Gwynne

S. C. Gwynne is the author of HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC and the New York Times bestsellers REBEL YELL and EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON, which 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. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife.

S. C. Gwynne

Books by S. C. Gwynne

by S. C. Gwynne - History, Nonfiction

The fourth and final year of the Civil War offers one of that era’s most compelling narratives, defining the nation and one of history’s great turning points. Now, HYMNS OF THE REPUBLIC addresses the time Ulysses S. Grant arrives to take command of all Union armies in March 1864 to the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox a year later. S. C. Gwynne breathes new life into the epic battle between Lee and Grant; the advent of 180,000 black soldiers in the Union army; William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea; the rise of Clara Barton; the election of 1864 (which Lincoln nearly lost); the wild and violent guerrilla war in Missouri; and the dramatic final events of the war, including the surrender at Appomattox and the murder of Abraham Lincoln.

by S. C. Gwynne - History, Nonfiction

In REBEL YELL, S. C. Gwynne delves deep into Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson’s brilliant 24-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.