Shrouds of Glory

Shrouds of Glory

From Atlanta to Nashville--the Last Great Campaign of the Civil War

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Recreates the desperate campaign of Confederate General John Bell Hood to turn the tide of war, from the fall of Atlanta to the climax at Nashville

Book News
Groom, author of Forrest Gump and other fiction, provides a thoughtful narrative account of Confederate leader General Hood, as well as his military cohorts, troops, and nemeses, from their bizarre cat-and-mouse chase through Georgia and Tennessee to the horrors of the charge at Franklin. Excellent b&w photographs, maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Shrouds of Glory focuses on Confederate General John Bell Hood's decisive actions in the western theater of operations during the final moments of the Civil War. The rich narrative takes us on a journey through the ravaged South to the once vibrant city of Nashville, where General Hood makes a last, futile attempt to preserve the Confederacy.
Weaving eyewitness accounts, journal entries, military communiques, and newspaper headlines with his own straightforward narrative style, Groom constructs a meticulous and atmospheric re-creation of the war - especially the charged battlefields where general and foot soldier alike were thrown into the fray. Groom paints vivid portraits of the major players in the conflict, revealing the character, the faults, the emotions, and, most of all, the doubts that molded the course of the war.

& Taylor

The author of Forrest Gump recreates the brave, desperate campaign of Confederate General John Bell Hood to turn the tide of war, from the fall of Atlanta to the tragic climax at Nashville. 40,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780871135919
Branch Call Number: 973.736 GRO
Characteristics: xii, 308 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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