"With his customary flair and keen insights, Benson Bobrick has written yet another splendid book. Master of War
indispensably belongs on your Civil War bookshelf, right next to biographies of Lee, Grant, Sherman, and Stuart. Bravo!" -- Jay Winik, author of April 1865: The Month That Saved America
and The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World
"A strong portrait of an undervalued general." -- Kirkus Reviews
"At last, Union General George Thomas has received the biography that he has deserved for more than a century. Overshadowed by fellow commanders such as Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan, Thomas was one of the North's finest generals during the Civil War. In Master of War
, Benson Bobrick gives us a finely written and researched study on a soldier whose record rivals that of his more famous comrades. This book was long overdue." -- Jeffry D. Wert, author of Cavalryman of the Lost Cause
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
earned his doctorate from Columbia University and is the author of several critically acclaimed works, including Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired
and Angel in the Whirlwind: The Triumph of the American Revolution.
In 2002 he received the Literature Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He and his wife Hilary live inVermont.