The book can be read by both laypeople and Civil War experts. They worked together for twenty-three months, planning, consuming countless cigars, learning the lessons taught them by their battles and campaigns. Grant pawned his gold watch for twenty-two dollars to buy Christmas presents for Julia, who was seven months pregnant, and their three children. Theirs is one of the great love stories of any public figure in American history. Harney exclaimed, Why, Grant, what in blazes are you doing here? Emma was six years old when Lieutenant Grant came to call at this rural scene on a day when her eighteen-year-old sister Julia was away on a long visit to St. Flood might not have fully plumbed the early stages of that relationship, and it does leave a few unanswered questions.
. Poignant, riveting, and elegantly written, Grant and Sherman is a remarkable portrait of two extraordinary men and a singular friendship, forged on the battlefield, that would change the course of history. They began their unique collaboration ten months into the war, at the Battle of Shiloh, each carefully taking the other's measure. There were officers clearly marked for future high command, such as Robert E. Over the years, Flood published many short pieces in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Esquire, and other magazines. It was hardly irrelevant, of course, but the subtitle's claim sets a high standard to meet.
Egos are evident and loud. He had no facility in conversation with the ladies, a total absence of elegance, and naturally showed off badly in contrast with the young Southern men, who prided themselves on being finished in the ways of the world. Sherman found Grant alone, under a tree. By nine the next morning, General Scott entered the center of Mexico City and walked into the National Palace accompanied by a group of his officers. Believing that whoever tried to carry this message would probably be killed, the colonel asked for a volunteer. Wearing his faded old blue army overcoat, from which he had removed the insignia, he sometimes encountered officers who knew him from the past.
This discussion will be led by Bryan. White Haven was not one of the great Southern plantations, but it had twelve hundred fertile acres situated on the broad Gravois Creek. Grant was in the right place at the right time, after the tin soldiers who couldn't bring themselves to attack anything were removed; and Sherman was fortunate to be right there with Grant. When you close your eyes, you can see, smell and hear the thousands of men marching over Pennsylvania Avenue. Just six years previous, after four years as a cadet and eleven as an officer, including brave and efficient service during the Mexican War, his military career had come to a bad end.
Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman whose brilliant military guidance brought about the defeat of the Confederate forces during America's Civil War. He sits a moment, then paces the floor. They became lifelong friends and each other's most ardent admirer. Now seven thousand of those were killed or wounded, another three thousand were captured, and more than five thousand were huddled along the bank of the river, demoralized and useless as soldiers. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. The story recalls the past glory of the two greatest leaders of the Civil War and their relationship.
Grant and Sherman's incredible victories combined to crush the game but overmatched Confederate Army led by who was considered the War's best Generals Robert E. Louis to sell as firewood. They shared the demands of family life and the heartache of personal tragedy. Overall these were very good men. I put this at the top of the books I've read about the Civil War.
Sometimes Grant brought his logs to houses whose owners arranged for deliveries, and on other days he peddled them on the street. Grant Poll This poll will examine the choices for the Ulysses S. In the same battle, an artillery lieutenant from Virginia named Thomas Jonathan Jackson, later known as Stonewall, managed to advance his cannon so far up Grasshoppers Hill in the face of intense musket fire that his gunners finally left the gun and hid behind some rocks. However the performance of generals such as George Thomas suggests that others could as well have been the hammer in the West after Grant's accession to control of all of the Union armies. The strength of this book is that the narrative is very compelling and easy to read. All his books have also appeared in paperback.
Whether or not they were friends Grant and Sherman certainly made a significant contribution toward winning the Civil War and the author makes a strong case for their friendship. What may be novel is the way that the book focuses on loyalty and trust, with the implications that successful friendships and partnerships in our own lives requires that we be able to build the same sort of trust and confidence with others. But in all, an excellent book. Grant was in the right place at the right time, after the tin soldiers who couldn't bring themselves to attack anything were removed; and Sherman was fortunate to be right there with Grant. Julia told her Ulys, as she had taken to calling him, not to ask her father for her hand in marriage just then; she was his, but she did not want an engagement to be announced. It may be this bias that compels me to question the sincerity, at least in the early years, of Sherman's devotion to Grant.