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  • ISBN: 0061148717
  • ISBN: 9780061148712
  • Physical Description: print
    [x], 460 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 2006.

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General Note: Originally published: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, ©2005.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-435) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh) 1820-1891
United States. Army Biography
Generals United States Biography
Friendship United States Case studies
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns

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Grant and Sherman : The Friendship That Won the Civil War
Grant and Sherman : The Friendship That Won the Civil War
by Flood, Charles Bracelen
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This dual biography of the Union's most celebrated Civil War generals, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, examines the partnership that effectively ended the worst bloodshed in American history. The avuncular timbre of Flood's voice fits the narrative nicely, his masculine tone sounding almost battle-worn at times. His delivery, however, feels slack and his energy is too subdued in places. Authors who narrate their own stories carry the burden of rendering fresh long-lived-in material. Often, the result is a straight read rather than vivid animation of words and characters. In Grant and Sherman, you can almost see Flood reading his sentences, reading the punctuation, pausing that full moment before quotes. The production also includes an author interview, during which Flood manages to react naturally to the artificial-sounding questions. And to his credit, he doesn't encapsulate the audiobook in his answers, but offers fresh thoughts on the topic plus insight into the genesis of his project. This is a worthy subject, but one Flood likely imparts more successfully in print. Simultaneous release with the FSG hardcover (Reviews, June 27). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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The story seems like a fairy tale: two men who were remarkable failures as civilians use their West Point backgrounds to rejoin the army during the American Civil War. They steadily rise to the highest ranks and lead the North to victory over the secessionist South, becoming friends in the process. But that's exactly what happened. In his winning book, Flood underscores the powerful bond formed between Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and tells the story of a friendship that would influence both the politics and the military operations of the Civil War. In 1860, Grant was working as a clerk in his father's general store. Sherman was a failed banker. Flood shows how--when war broke out--each man found the help he so desperately needed in the other. He describes how Grant discovered in Sherman a gifted and fearless subordinate whose support was unfailing. And in Grant, his superior, Sherman found someone who saw beyond his reputation for being crazy and recognized his brilliance. As the war raged on, the two men worked out the winning military strategy together, and their mutual admiration deepened. Flood reminds us how important their bond was in shaping the outcome of the bloodiest conflict this country has ever seen, as well as the republic that stands in its wake. One of the big-profile history books of the season and highly recommended for all history-minded readers --Jerry Eberle Copyright 2005 Booklist

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Flood (Lee: The Last Years) presents the extraordinary friendship between two Union generals that changed the course of the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, both West Point graduates, were unlikely candidates to become heroes during this turbulent period in American history. Both men failed miserably in business ventures before the outbreak of the conflict, but their partnership on and off the battlefield enabled the North to achieve victory. The author provides an analysis of a friendship that endured despite personal, military, and political struggles. Grant's "total war" strategy, to maintain pressure on Lee's army and damage the economic resources of the enemy to wage war, found its perfect counterpart in Sherman's March to the Sea campaign. For further study of key military figures, readers should consult T. Harry Williams's McClellan, Sherman, and Grant and his Lee, Grant, and Sherman: A Study in Leadership in the 1864-65 Campaign. This work includes an extensive bibliography of secondary sources and published primary sources, but it could have been improved by more research in archival manuscript collections. However, Flood's fluid prose style makes this a very enjoyable read. Highly recommended for academic libraries that serve undergraduate programs. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/15/05.]-Gayla Koerting, Univ. of South Dakota Libs., Vermillion (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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A decade ago, joint biographies of individuals on parallel life paths came into fashion. Flood offers an interesting addition to this genre for those deeply interested in the US Civil War. The author provides a contrasting portrait of Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, though he adds little original insight into these two complicated personalities. Flood's work focuses on the crucial wartime command friendship that ultimately achieved Union victory. He has little to say about how the prewar years shaped these key figures, and even less to say about why they drifted apart after the war. The book catalogs the two men's commonalities: both graduated from West Point and left the army in the 1850s; neither had successful civilian careers and both were devoted to their families. Militarily, each was willing to take enormous risks and both profited from military mistakes. Grant had dogged determination and brilliant strategic insights, while Sherman had the more conventional military mind. War drove their friendship, and postwar politics drove them apart. More analysis on both ends of this story would have strengthened the work. This said, general readers should enjoy the book. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Public and general collections. D. L. Wilson Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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