The Confederacy's Last Hurrah: Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville

Wiley Sword (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$22.50  $20.70
Publisher
University Press of Kansas
Publish Date
October 18, 1993
Pages
528
Dimensions
6.29 X 1.05 X 9.39 inches | 1.67 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780700606504

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About the Author

Wiley Sword, a graduate of the University of Michigan, is well known as an author of books and articles on American military history, and as a collector of historic American weapons.

Reviews

"A blockbuster. . . . Narrative history at its best."--Edwin C. Bearss, chief historian, National Park Service

"Civil War history superbly reported by a master storyteller. Thoroughly researched, rich in drama and detail, rendered in vivid colors with flesh-and-blood characters--just as it occurred."--Rod Gragg, author of Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher

"By far the best book written on Hood's Tennessee campaign. Sword's description of the Confederate tragedy at Franklin is superb; it could serve as a model for painting combat in words."--Albert Castel, author of Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864

"A masterful combination of historical fact and human interest . . . both brilliantly informative and deeply moving."--Richard Wheeler, author of Sherman's March

"This is the fullest, most judicious narrative produced to date on the mortal wounding of the Confederacy's second principal army. The book also ranks among the best narratives of Union activities in that climactic campaign for control of Tennessee."--James Robertson in the Richmond News Leader

"The best book ever written on the campaign. There is no way anyone can write a better one."--Thomas Y. Cartwright, Curator, The Carter House, Franklin, Tennessee
"Sword compellingly recreates the heroism, missed chances, political backbiting, and flawed rebel leadership underlying the outcome at these killing grounds. . . . Narrated with brisk attention to the nuances of strategy--and with measured solemnity over the waste of life in war."--Kirkus Reviews