Southern Storm (Google eBook)

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HarperCollins, Oct 13, 2009 - History - 704 pages
28 Reviews

Award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a gripping, definitive new account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman's epic march—a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. With Lincoln's hard-fought reelection victory in hand, Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union forces, allowed Sherman to lead the largest and riskiest operation of the war. In rich detail, Trudeau explains why General Sherman's name is still anathema below the Mason-Dixon Line, especially in Georgia, where he is remembered as "the one who marched to the sea with death and devastation in his wake."

Sherman's swath of destruction spanned more than sixty miles in width and virtually cut the South in two, badly disabling the flow of supplies to the Confederate army. He led more than 60,000 Union troops to blaze a path from Atlanta to Savannah, ordering his men to burn crops, kill livestock, and decimate everything that fed the Rebel war machine. Grant and Sherman's gamble worked, and the march managed to crush a critical part of the Confederacy and increase the pressure on General Lee, who was already under siege in Virginia.

Told through the intimate and engrossing diaries and letters of Sherman's soldiers and the civilians who suffered in their path, Southern Storm paints a vivid picture of an event that would forever change the course of America.

  

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Probably would have liked reading the hard copy better than the e-version. Mr. Trudeau follows the march day by day, and includes maps showing the objectives for each day, as well as the weather ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

Uses letters and journals to tell the story and is a day to day account. I got a little turned around with the right wing and left wing. Would've benefited from a well-detailed map of the area. Read full review

Contents

A Gathering of Eagles
3
Captive Audiences
14
The Stormbringer
23
The Plan
33
Paradise of Fools
59
Atlanta to Milledgeville November 1524
73
Dies Irae Filled the Air
75
Lurid Flames Lit Up the Heavens
89
We Went for Them on the Run
241
Poor Foolish Simpletons
255
I Never Was So Frightened in All My Life
268
Give Those Fellows a Start
307
Millen to Savannah
345
Savannah
403
the City of Savannah
459
But What Next?
509

Forage of All Kinds Abounds
105
Arise for the Defense of Your Native Soil
122
Whites Look Sour Sad
138
Ugly Weather
152
But Bless God He Died Free
169
We Shot Low and to Kill
182
The First Act Is Well Played
216
Milledgeville to Millen November 25December 4
239
Finale
523
Union Forces Roster
549
Confederate Forces Roster
559
Chapter Notes
565
Bibliography
613
Acknowledgments
653
459
660
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About the author (2009)

Noah Andre Trudeau is the author of Gettysburg. He has won the Civil War Round Table of New York's Fletcher Pratt Award and the Jerry Coffey Memorial Prize. A former executive producer at National Public Radio, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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