Saturday, October 30, 2021

Book recommendation


War So Terrible: Sherman and Atlanta by James Lee McDonough James Pickett Jones

This is a well-researched, well-written, and well-balanced history of the campaign that arguably won the Civil War for the North. It exploded the myth that southern general were generally superior to northern ones. The March to the Sea gets all the attention, but it could not have happened if Johnson and Hood had defeated Sherman before Atlanta. The last chapter is a great look at Gone with the Wind, we the book of course being more accurate than the once loved, now maligned movie. This book is a must for Civil War/Military History buffs.

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