“Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea” by Noah Andre Trudeau

“Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea” by Noah Andre Trudeau provides a skilled account of one of the US Civil War’s most notorious campaigns. Mr. Trudeau chronicles the daily grind of a 60,000 man Union army harvesting a three hundred mile path of scavenging, fire, and devastation from Atlanta to Savannah. Every day of… Continue reading “Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea” by Noah Andre Trudeau

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Honor Untarnished by Gen. Donald V. Bennett (Ret), William R. Fortschen

The book is well written and was hard to put down. It tells Gen. Donald V. Bennett’s story of the struggle to get in and through West Point. It next moves to initial artillery training. Here he learns how to ride a horse while pulling his artillery piece. In addition, he learned how to place… Continue reading Honor Untarnished by Gen. Donald V. Bennett (Ret), William R. Fortschen

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The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

The Last Full Measure opens with Gettysburg in the past. The U.S. Civil War moves into its third and most savage year. On the Union side there is a need for a strong, decisive leader. President Abraham Lincoln places U.S. Grant in command in the newly created position of Lieutenant General. This is the decision… Continue reading The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

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Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Joseph Balkoski

Joseph Balkoski’s book on Omaha Beach is a great historical resource like his book Utah Beach. Omaha Beach tells the story of when largely untested American troops assaulted the German army’s Atlantic wall. This is a great read covering the events of the day almost minute by minute. It reads like a great documentary. This… Continue reading Omaha Beach: D-Day, June 6, 1944 by Joseph Balkoski

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