Freeman Cleaves, who is also the author of Rock of Chickamauga: The Life of General George H. Thomas (University of Oklahoma Press), was a member of the editorial staff of Financial World) but his avocation for many years has been research in American history, especially Civil War history. Mr. Cleaves was educated in Bates College, the University of New Hampshire, and Harvard University.
If you are a Civil War buff, you will like this book.
I am not so sure you could cite this book in a history report but you can definitely use it to fill in with a human perspective.
A well written, balanced biography of George Thomas one of the most underrated tactical generals of the American Civil War.
I am not a history buff, let alone anything near a civil war buff and I loved this book - read it several times for the personal view of the war experience that split our country. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Paul A. Gilmore
"Rock of Chickamauga", by Freeman Cleaves
Author Cleaves has provided a very good, and very readable, presentation of the Civil War career of Union General George H. Read more
I was lucky to have read Freeman Cleaves' Rock of Chickamauga before I read two other biographies on Maj Gen George H. Thomas. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bruce
After reading other histories of the Civil War, I got curious about General Thomas. He seemed to be an almost invisible figure whose name kept popping up in the oddest places. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Scott Cromar
A well written, balanced biography of George Thomas one of the most underrated tactical generals of the American Civil War. Read morePublished on March 20, 2012 by jbw29NC
An American hero, General George Thomas (1816 - 1870) remains unfamiliar to most Americans who do not have more than a casual interest in the Civil War. Read morePublished on April 16, 2010 by Robin Friedman
This book was copyrighted in 1948, so it is over sixty years old. Many biographies of that vintage lose value as new information comes to light. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by Steven A. Peterson
I have always been a big fan of George Thomas. His great stand at Chickamauga obviously established his reputation as a great defense general, but what his troops did at... Read morePublished on October 17, 2008 by Richard C. Hastings
When I first started studying the civil war nearly 30 years ago, one of my first thoughts was: "Why haven't I heard of George Thomas? Read morePublished on June 9, 2003 by Dave Goldberg