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www.fiction-addiction.comAugust 28, 2015


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Fiction Addiction Brings Bestselling Historian S.C. Gwynne to the Upcountry History Museum to Discuss His Latest Book, Rebel Yell



Greenville, SC, August 28, 2015 - Fiction Addiction will bring New York Times bestselling author S.C. Gwynne to Greenville to discuss his latest book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Scribner, paperback, $20.00, on sale 10/6/15), a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic hero, at a book talk and signing at the Upcountry History Museum on Saturday, October 17th, at 2:00 pm.


This event is free with regular admission to the Upcountry History Museum (admission is free for museum members, $6 for non-members, $5 for seniors and students), but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP to the museum by emailing or calling 864-467-3100. Admission can be paid in advance or on the day of the event.


Fiction Addiction will have S.C. Gwynne's books for sale in advance and at the event itself. Book reservations are recommended and can be emailed to


Rebel Yell
Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country's greatest military figures. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. Jackson's strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future.


In April 1862, Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. He had, moreover, given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked-hope-and struck fear into the hearts of the Union.


Rebel Yell is written with the swiftly vivid narrative that is Gwynne's hallmark and is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict between historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, including the loss of his young beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. It traces Jackson's brilliant twenty-four-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 man.



About the author:

S.C. Gwynne, is the author of the New York Times bestseller 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, Katie, and daughter, Maisie.

If you cannot make the event, you can reserve a personalized copy of the author's book by contacting Fiction Addiction in advance at 864-675-0540 or at




Fiction Addiction is a local, woman-owned, independent bookstore established in 2001. The store carries a mixture of new and used fiction and nonfiction, including children's books, as well as gift items. We are located at 1175 Woods Crossing Road (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Jimmy John's, and Boardwalk). For more information, visit our website at or call us at 864-675-0540.



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