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'“Sword compellingly re-creates the heroism, missed chances, political backbiting, and flawed Rebel leadership underlying the outcome at these killing grounds. . . . Narrated with brisk attention to the nuances of strategy—and with measured solemnity over the waste of life in war.” —Kirkus Reviews “This is the fullest, most judicious narrative produced to date on the mortal wounding of the Confederacy’s second principal army. The book also ranks among the best narratives of Union activities in that climactic campaign for control of Tennessee.” —James Robertson, The News Leader (Richmond) “A blockbuster . . . Narrative history at its best.” —Edwin C. Bearss, chief historian emeritus, National Park Service “Civil War history superbly reported by a master storyteller. Thoroughly researched, rich in drama and detail, rendered in vivid colors with flesh-and-blood characters—just as it occurred.” —Rod Gragg, author of Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher “By far the best book written on Hood’s Tennessee campaign. Sword’s description of the Confederate tragedy at Franklin is superb; it could serve as a model for painting combat in words.” —Albert Castel, author of Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 “A masterful combination of historical fact and human interest . . . both brilliantly informative and deeply moving.” —Richard Wheeler, author of Sherman’s March “The best book ever written on the campaign. There is no way anyone can write a better one.” —Thomas Y. Cartwright, curator, The Carter House, Franklin, Tennessee '
Publisher: Open Road Media