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Posted February 21, 2009
A New Catton?
After buying this book from the History Book Club, I set it aside for a couple years. That was a mistake. I had read Woodworth's two books on Confederate strategy and found them very good but was not prepared for this excellent history of the Union Army of the Tennessee.He has written one of the best army histories of the Civil War. He writes well about Grant and Sherman's leadership but he shines most when quoting the common soldiers' letters and diaries. You feel the terror, excitement, misery, and triumph of fighting in a 19th century conflict. He may be on the way to becoming the Stephen Ambrose of the Civil War.
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Posted October 25, 2010
A must for every Civil War library
An enlightening and objective history of the federal Army of the Tennessee. Unlike many historical narratives, once you pick this book up, you will find it very difficult to put down. The reader will always return to it with eager anticipation. This is a well researched, objective and thoroughly entertaining account of one of the American Civil War's great armies, it's pivotal campaigns, able commanders and dedicated, courageous soldiers. This work should be a part of every Civil War enthusiast's collection.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.