Historian Ben Cleary
takes readers beyond the legend of Stonewall Jackson and directly onto the Civil War battlefields on which he fought,
and where a country once again finds itself at a crossroads in
Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest for Legacy in a Divided America
Discussion will follow the reading, along with a conversation with two distinguished therapists/authors on
The Psychology of Stonewall Jackson
Lenore Gay is a retired Licensed Professional Counselor whose first book, the award-winning Shelter of Leaves, was released in 2016. Her second novel, Other Fires, Living in the Shadows of Delusion, will be published next year.
Helen Montague Foster, MD is a poet and novelist whose work has appeared in numerous magazines and been short-listed for several awards. Before retirement, she was a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of Virginia
Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She was also in private practice for thirty years in Richmond.
Stonewall Jackson was certainly one of the most intriguing and baffling personalities in American History. Our lively discussion should shed light on the general's puzzling personality.
Audience participation is encouraged. Light refreshments will be served.
“Cleary provides a thoughtful, accessible look into both Jackson and
the continued relevance of the Civil War.”