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Shrouds of Glory - From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of… (1995)

by Winston Groom

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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.… (more)

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The author of Forest Gump tells the story of the last Confederate army fighting under John Bell Hood in the final year of the war. ( )
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"I buried death in the shroud of glory."

--Jean-Paul Sartre
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To my great-grandfather, Fremont Sterling Thrower
56th Alabama Cavalry, Confederate States Army
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