||Originally published: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©2005.
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||Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-435) and index.
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||Two failed men with great potential -- Grant awakens -- Sherman goes in -- Grant moves forward, with Sherman in a supporting role -- The bond forged at Shiloh -- Political problems, military challenges : the Vicksburg campaign develops -- The siege of Vicksburg -- Pain and pleasure on the long road to Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge -- Confusion at Chattanooga -- Grant and Sherman begin to develop the winning strategy -- Sherman saves Lincoln's presidential campaign -- Professional judgment and personal friendship : Savannah for Christmas -- The march through the Carolinas, and an additional test of friendship -- Grant, Sherman, and Abraham Lincoln hold a council of war and peace -- "I now feel like ending the matter" : Grant's final offensive -- The days after Appomattox : joy and grief -- Sherman in trouble -- Grant, Sherman, and the radicals -- A parade for everyone, and a hearing for Sherman -- The past and future march up Pennsylvania Avenue -- L'envoi.
||"We were as brothers," Sherman said, describing his relationship to Grant, a friendship forged on the battlefield. They were prewar failures--Grant, forced to resign from the Army because of his drinking, and Sherman, who held four different jobs during the four years before the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter. But heeding the call to save the Union, each struggled to join the war effort. And taking each other's measure at the Battle of Shiloh, ten months into the war, they began their unique collaboration. They shared the demands of family life and the heartache of loss, including the death of Sherman's favorite son. They supported each other in the face of criticism by press and politicians. Their growing mutual admiration and trust, which President Lincoln increasingly relied upon, would set the stage for the crucial final year of the war.--From publisher description.