From Publishers Weekly
Focusing on the Confederate side, Groom traces their last offensive campaign to push the Union forces out of the South.
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From Library Journal
Arguably the most interesting campaign of the Civil War is Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood's quixotic invasion of Tennessee in the war's final months. The story is retold here by Groom, author of Forrest Gump (LJ 3/1/86) and coauthor with Duncan Spencer of Conversations with the Enemy: The Story of PFC Robert Garwood (LJ 7/83). Despite the promising conjunction of author and subject, the product is a bit disappointing. The first half is more a collective biography of the commanders than a narrative of the campaign; since they were mostly in the western theater throughout the war, it reads like a fast-forward history of those events. When the narrative finally begins, Groom is strongest on command decisions, particularly on the Confederate side. The book of choice on this subject remains Wiley Sword's Embrace an Angry Wind: The Confederacy's Last Hurrah (LJ 1/92).?Fritz Buckallew, Univ. of Central Oklahoma Lib., Edmond
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