The Road to Appomattox by Robert Hendrickson

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The Road to Appomattox

"An almost novelistically easy narrative, punctuated by well-done portraits of major players (Lincoln, Grant, Lee, Sherman, Sheridan, etc.). . . . Hendrickson betters much other popular history of the subject."--Booklist

"A lucid summary of this fateful period, featuring profiles of the leading players together with colorful anecdotes."--Kirkus Reviews

"Hendrickson's account will appeal to general readers through his use of well-known first-person accounts to convey the human dimension of the fighting. . . . Specialists will appreciate Hendrickson's argument that Grant's pursuit of Lee and his army was the only way to defeat an opponent determined to keep the field at any price. "--Publishers Weekly

Early in 1864, after three long years of bloody and horrifying civil war, Ulysses S. Grant took command of all Union forces engaged against the Confederacy. Grim and ruthless in his determination, Grant set out to grind the enemy into submission with superior numbers, equipment, and firepower. It would take a year for Grant's strategy to succeed--the final and most murderous year of an already savage struggle.

Lavishly supplemented with vintage photographs, drawings, contemporary documents, and maps, The Road to Appomattox offers rich and rewarding reading for history lovers, Civil War buffs, and anyone who enjoys a memorable story engagingly told.

"Definitely a page-turner that will appeal to the general reader and the Civil War enthusiast."--Library Journal
 

About Robert Hendrickson

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ROBERT Hendrickson is the author of more than forty books, including Sumter: The First Day of the Civil War, The Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, The Grand Emporiums, More Cunning Than Man, American Talk, and The Literary Life and Other Curiosities. Mr. Hendrickson has received Ford Foundation and McDowell Colony Fellowships. His books have been translated into several languages, and his stories, poems, and articles have appeared widely in newspapers and literary quarterlies. He lives in Peconic, New York.
 
Published August 20, 1998 by Wiley. 241 pages
Genres: History, War, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Sherman justified the cruelty and barbarism of his warfare with his philosophy that he would thus end the war sooner and save lives, while warning that people would so loathe war that they would never again want to start one.

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Specialists, although unlikely to find significant new evidence in these pages, will appreciate Hendrickson's argument that Grant's pursuit of Lee and his army was the only way to defeat an opponent determined to keep the field at any price, even after Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign and Sh...

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