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By Dereck on 11-18-10
Nutshell: Grant, Sherman bad – Thomas good
This book is not about the life of Thomas (as the cover says). It should not be considered a biography. It simply is a theory of how Grant and Sherman defamed and maligned Thomas in order to boost their own careers. Reading this I was reminded of elementary school kids arguing about who’s older brother was better at baseball. Here is one sentence to describe what the book is about using similar intellect and tone as the author: Grant, Sherman bad – Thomas good.
I would have given the reader three and a half stars if I had such a choice - he is not bad.
I really wanted to like this book. Thomas is one of my favorite Civil War figures, and once downloaded I eagerly started reading it - but what a disappointment!
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By chris on 02-03-10
Accurate and detailed account of one of our country's best, albeit unsung, military leaders. Add a star if you are a civil war buff or military strategist, helpful to know Civil War generals before reading. Entertaining listen as if you were there, one that meshes human nature and politics within the career military, something that is still prevalent today.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful