Having read the first two excellent books—on Forrest and Mosby—in this unique trilogy, I opened this final book with high expectations of a masterful achievement. In both fact and myth, Sherman was and clearly still is multifaceted. On the eve of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, Caudill and Ashdown eloquently render a multifaceted portrait of a hell of a man.
A major contribution to Civil War historiography. . . cannot be overlooked. Recommended for all history collections—Civil War, social, or intellectual—in all libraries.