General Sherman's Christmas

General Sherman's Christmas

Savannah, 1864

Book - 2009
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Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night, combines two winning topics -- Christmas and the Civil War -- in General Sherman's Christmas, new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman's Christmas includes the voices of soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict and is illustrated with striking period prints, making it the perfect holiday present for every history buff.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Smithsonian Books ; [New York] : Harper, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061702983
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm


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Nov 21, 2017

I suggest to skip to the siege and read from there. Over on that other book review site, people are saying this was “easy to read”. I didn’t find it so [at the beginning].

To me, it seems the author hasn’t met a quote he won’t use. So, the narrative doesn’t flow smoothly or quickly because he’s trying to get that extra quote in. I was bored...until the siege and occupation...which is just the last few chapters. I’m reading all about the civil war, this is my 5th book and is the only one I've skipped thru.

May 16, 2011

What an interesting read about a little-known chapter in American history!
Spritely written and yet long-ranging in views. I realized when it was over that I had never really understood this man Sherman. Now, I felt that I understood - and liked - this reluctant warrior so much better.
I really enjoyed reading this book.


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