Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War

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Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War

Shrouds of Glory From Atlanta to Nashville The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War The bestselling author of Forrest Gump weaves together eyewitness accounts journal entries military communiques and newspaper headlines with his own straightforward narrative to construct a meticul

  • Title: Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War
  • Author: Winston Groom
  • ISBN: 9780871135919
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The bestselling author of Forrest Gump weaves together eyewitness accounts, journal entries, military communiques, and newspaper headlines with his own straightforward narrative to construct a meticulous recreation of the last days of the Civil War Photos Maps.

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    One thought on “Shrouds of Glory: From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War

    1. Casey Mahon on said:

      A good book, covering the late 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign, the last major offensive push by a significant Confederate Army in the Civil War. This was the author’s, Winston Groom’s, first non-fiction book (he is better known for Forrest Gump). The lengthy development of the various personalities and the well painted pictures of the toils of the common soldiers are obvious benefits of an author who can tell a good story. I thought the opening descriptions of the Atlanta campaign was a bi [...]

    2. Justin Sangster on said:

      It was good and well researched. It wasn't as dry as some Civil War books, which was refreshing. The subject matter was a little depressing, but he did it justice. I'm glad I read it.

    3. Steven Peterson on said:

      In hindsight, it is clear that the Confederacy made a major error giving command of their Army of Tennessee to General John Bell Hood. He was excellent at division command. There is some question about his ability at Corps command (note his hesitation at a critical moment during Joe Johnston's retreat toward Atlanta, with Sherman pressing his army). This book, most literately written by the author of "Forrest Gump" and other novels, depicts the leadup to and campaign toward Nashville. This was t [...]

    4. Doug on said:

      As I have said in previous reviews, Winston Groom writes history that reads like a novel. Shrouds of Glory recounts the ill-fated Confederate campaign in Tennessee following the fall of Atlanta. Some might see it as a paean to General John Bell Hood, the confederate commander. In actuality, as in any account of war, it should focus on the soldiers who's bravery and sacrifice made it possible for the Generals to become heroes in the public eye. If the incredible valor of these men, as described i [...]

    5. Steve on said:

      Excellent book about the Tennessee campaigns of the Civil War with a close focus on the leadership of John Bell Hood. An outstanding and aggressive operational leader, it would appear from this book the best leader may indeed be less of a fighter and more focused on the end objective. The book gives one a true feeling of the violence of the Civil War, with cannister blowing men literally to pieces and depositing their remains on their brothers in arms. Well worth the read for the Civil War Buff. [...]

    6. Jonathan on said:

      Awful book due to poor research. Writing style was hard to read. Groom never focused on a particular person or event for more than a paragraph. Book was also full of errors. Johnston surrended Army of Tennessee in Greensboro, NC? Any historian that did their research knows it was Durham Station (now Durham, NC).

    7. Rod on said:

      Disappointing. I had hoped to find the literary sylist and historical popularizer who produced an outstanding work like "A Storm in Flanders." Sadly, no. Not only is the wordsmithing not up to snuff, but the historical insights are few and often bogus. For example, he depicts Sherman as opposed to high casualty operations as a way to Union victory, a position not borne out by the record.

    8. Tom Darrow on said:

      Straight-forward story of a lesser-known campaign of the Civil War. Groom is clearly a fiction writer, because his research is both scanty and poorly done. Also, several sections in the book either repeat themselves or are out of order.

    9. Nathan on said:

      A straightforward handling of complcated military history, told with the utmost lack of verve or color. If this hadn't concerned the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, I wouldn't have bothered finishing.

    10. Jason Stewart on said:

      In Shrouds of Glory, author Winston Groom beautifully tells the story of the tragic death of the gallant army of Tennessee. While the entire book is fantastic Civil War writing, Groom's description of the heroism and horror of the Battle of Franklin makes the book well worth the read.

    11. Sean Chick on said:

      Solid popular history of the saddest campaign of the Civil War, a pointless offensive that destroyed an army and allowed Sherman to march through Dixie unopposed.

    12. Tim Kent on said:

      A good book. He agree's with Hood's assault at Franklin, I do to some degree. I enjoyed the book.

    13. Bevan Audstone on said:

      Excellent - well told history of General Hood (confederate)

    14. Derrick on said:

      I used to keep this book in the big truck with me, I have read it many times. Great book about late war Army Of Tennessee.

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