Great book. And you are correct... it was a masterpiece. I enjoyed it immensely.I am finally nearing the end of my 2020 book splurge. Since December I have polished off Eric Wittenberg's and Dave Powell's Tullahoma masterpiece, which led me to Lamers' timeless biography of Rosecrans (Edge of Glory) and James Ramage's sound biography of John Hunt Morgan. Thence to John Marszalek's balanced biographies of Sherman and Halleck (the latter was quite informative). Also enjoyed was General John Scales' intriguing work on the military planning of Sherman's North Georgia Campaign. Along the way, I read two alternate histories and George Orwell's Coming Up for Air, which was featured in one of the A/H's. My bedstand is down to Brian Steele Wills' recent biography of Thomas and Ben Fuller Fordney's biography of George Stoneman. When those are finished, I hope I can binge on the following:
Eric Wittenberg's et al. new book Seceding from Secession.
David Powell's new book on Chattanooga (The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga)
Stephen Davis' 2 volumes on Hood
Varney's General Grant and the Rewriting of History: How the Destruction of General William S. Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War.
For domestic tranquility, I have to finish my existing stack before even thinking about acquiring the next tranche.
I have all this wonderful newfound leisure time both from COVID isolation and "cancellation" with total disgust all broadcast and internet news media and current events blogs. I never have never been on Twitter and never used Facebook. Probably TMI for this thread....
“No Better Place To Die” is quite good. Anything Peter Cozzens writes is well done. Two older books about The Battle of Franklin that I would suggest are “Five Tragic Hours” by James L. McDonough and “Embrace An Angry Wind” by Wiley Sword.