Books: Cavalier*

JEB STUART—John W. Thomason—Scribners ($5).†

It may seem queer now, but in the old days men fought on horseback. James Ewell Brown ("Jeb") Stuart was one of the best of them. When the Civil War began he was 27, a regular U. S. cavalry officer, six years out of West Point. When a Yankee trooper's bullet brought him down at Yellow Tavern he was the 31-year-old Major-General commanding the cavalry and horse artillery of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. Captain Thomason, a soldier who likes his trade, a Southerner (from Texas) whose ancestors fought the...

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