Southern Storm

  • by Noah Andre Trudeau
  • Narrated by Eric Conger
  • 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 60 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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Audible Editor Reviews

Eric Conger gives a dignified performance of award-winning American Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau’s nonfiction book Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea. This audiobook features Trudeau’s account of General William Tecumseh Sherman's scorched-earth campaign from Atlanta to Savannah. The general ordered 60,000 Union troops to burn crops and kill livestock along the way in order to cripple the opposing forces. The narrative features the diaries and letters of soldiers and civilians, which illuminate the event that altered the course of American history.

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Sherman's Webfeet

I've always been fascinated with Sherman's Army and their march to the sea. An excellent book, this book will not disappoint! It was a tolerable length and able to keep me interested even after reading countless memoirs and first hand accounts of the march prior to this. I'll probably listen to it again in the near future and will look forward to doing so. Enjoy!
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- Rick

Sherman The Hero

Sherman has always been one of my Herod so another book about him is alway a must read for me. As with all historical books there are slow parts but the attention to detail was superb. A story that tells an accurate story with all the moral dilemma of the great general he was.
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- David W. Goldstein

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio