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Thursday, October 2, 2014


Co-sponsored by the Dallas Historical Society and

Highland Park United Methodist Church


LOCATION:   Highland Park United Methodist Church, Wesley Hall
3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX US 75205


6:00 p.m. -- Private Reception with the author 

Register to attend

or call 214.523.2240
or  pay at the door 


7:00 p.m. Presentation followed by book signing


From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. 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 American hero. 



DHS programs sponsored in part by: 
City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs    


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 











Presented by Dallas Historical Society in partnership with Dallas Heritage Village


 Location: Dallas Heritage Village

1515 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215





6:00 p.m.- Doors open  

6:30 p.m. Presentation followed by book signing

Register and/or pre-order a book here

or by calling 214-421-5141


The American Wild West, 1873:  Jesse James and his gang are robbing trains, the Sioux Indians are on the warpath, and John Henry Holliday arrives in Texas as a young man with a troubled past hoping to regain his place as a Southern gentleman and win back the love of the girl he left behind.  But his life in the West doesn't turn out the way he's planned, and soon he's in trouble with the law and facing a terrifying truth.  When desperation drives him toward the frontier and leads to deadly action, John Henry is once again running for his life.  As the story races from Dallas to Dodge City, from Denver to Trinidad and the Santa Fe Trail, he finds a new love affair, a new hero to follow - and an old enemy eager for a reckoning.  Gone West is the story of how a gentleman becomes an outlaw, how and outlaw becomes a lawman, and how a Southern son named John Henry becomes a legend called Doc Holliday.


Author Victoria Wilcox was Founding Director of Georgia's Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday.  Her work there uncovered the untold stories of Doc Holliday, including his kinship to Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, and a cousin and rumored sweetheart who became the model for that novel's beloved Melanie.  Eighteen years of research and writing went into the historical novel trilogy of Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday, making the books both good history and good story, and compared to the bestsellers Gettysburg and Killing Lincoln.  The Southern Son saga begins with Inheritance, set in Georgia during the turbulent times of Civil War and Reconstruction, as young John Henry Holliday faces first love and family tragedy and a violent encounter that starts him on the road to Western legend.  The saga continues with Gone West, set in the cattle country and boomtowns of Texas and the American West.  The saga concludes with The Last Decision and the untold story behind the OK Corral and Doc Holliday's Colorado adventures.  Together, the three volumes of Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday are epic tale of heroes and villains, dreams lost and found, families broken and reconciled, of sin and recompense and the redeeming power of love - a true story of America as seen through the eyes of one of the greatest legends of the Wild West. She was named 50th Annual Georgia Author of the Year for a First Novel for "Inheritance." 



DHS programs sponsored in part by: 
City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs