Southern Superstars

Sudden fame came to this shy humble man who had people yelling like furies and wondering about his exceptional skill and talent. I could be talking about the book Elvis Presley: a southern life by historian Joel Williamson but actually I’m telling you about God and Virginia loving Thomas Jackson. Who’s that? Find out by reading the book by S.C. Gwynne titled Rebel Yell: the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson. He was so renowned even in the north that hairs from Little Sorrel’s tail could be sold in New York City for a dollar each. You know you are famous when even your horse is.

Such is the case of Traveler and Robert E. Lee as revealed in the book Clouds of Glory by Michael Korda. General Lee, who is the epitome of a southern gentleman, rose to fame late in life. Loving his home state of Virginia so much that he sacrificed his home; it became Arlington National Cemetery and his citizenship in a country that he served faithful his entire adult life. As Scout noted in the book To Kill a Mockingbird “Atticus, he was real nice…” “Most people are, Scout. When you finally see them.” Read about The Lee Girls by Mary Price Coulling and find out about the women behind General Lee who spent much of their time knitting socks for his barefooted soldiers. And then you might enjoy reading about those other Lee girls, Alice and Nelle Harper in the book The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Mills.

Fame comes suddenly and it isn’t always fleeting. By reading these books you will get the chance to finally see these people as the REAL nice folks they are. After all, tomorrow is another day still more books await!!!

Southern Superstars:
Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S.C. Gwynne
Elvis Presley: A Southern Life by Joel Williamson
Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee by Michael Korda
The Lee Girls by Mary P. Coulling
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee by Marja Mills
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Road to Tara: The life of Margaret Mitchell by Anne Edwards