Praise for "THE STATE OF JONES" "Just when you thought you had heard it all about the Civil War, along comes "The State of Jones," an astonishing tale of rebellion within the heart of rebel territory. This is a riveting and memorable read about resistance, courage, love and, most of all, the long trail of justice and injustice in the American South. I couldn't put it down."
-Tom Brokaw ""The State of Jones" is history at its finest and most captivating. The documentation is meticulous, yet this gem of a book reads like a novel, with a revelation at every turn. Jenkins and Stauffer have proved once again that the real history of this country is far more complex and fascinating than the prevailing mythology."
-David Maraniss, author of "They Marched Into Sunlight" and "When Pride Still Mattered" "In "The State of Jones," Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer locate the real Civil War-and the story of our greatest national trial-in all of its specificity and moral complexity. Their research is meticulous and transparent; their writing is evocative and clear; their use of source materials and authentic voices is arresting; and their intuition about why history of this kind matters is unfailing."
-Steve Coll, author of "Ghost Wars" "Jones and Stauffer tell this story with verve and insight, providing a richly detailed, dramatic narrative that is a valuable contribution to the historical literature."
-James Simon, author of "Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney" "Here is the Civil War as it really was. You can't fully know America's epic until you've read this powerful book."
-David Von Drehle, author of "Triangle: The Fire That Changed America" "A marvelous story of loyalty and treason, race and blood, war and peace. "The State of Jones" is as compelling as it is unlikely, a tale of insurrection that illuminates the larger insurrection of our Civil War."
-Rick Atkinson, author of "An Army at Dawshow more