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Shrouds of Glory

Shrouds of Glory

From Atlanta to Nashville: The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War
March 2004
Trade Paperback · 320 Pages
$14.00 U.S. · €9.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780802140616
Grove Press


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Shrouds of Glory is Winston Groom's riveting account of General John Bell Hood's decisive actions in the western theater of operations during the final moments of the Civil War. Taking us on a journey through the ravaged Confederacy to the once-vibrant city of Nashville — where General Hood makes a last, futile attempt to preserve the Confederacy — Shrouds of Glory brings the reader into the general's tent, where Grant, Sherman, Lee, and others plot their often unorthodox strategies for winning the war. Groom paints vivid portraits of Hood and his nemeses, revealing the character, faults, emotions, and most of all the doubts that molded the course of conflict.

About the Author

Winston Groom is the author of eleven books, including Forrest Gump, Better Times Than These, As Summers Die, and the prize-winning Civil War history Shrouds of Glory. He served in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant with the Fourth Infantry Division. His non-fiction book, Conversations With the Enemy was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.