Even if Mr. Dickey doesn't convincingly revive the 'total war' cliché, no one interested in Sherman's triumphant march should be deprived of his lively narrative—or the absolutely spellbinding bibliographical notes that serve as a testament to the author's prodigious research, as well as a valuable 'underbook' in their own right.
This is more than straightforward biography ... a unique perspective on this oft-written-about topic. The military aspects of the march and what Sherman called "hard war" are vividly recounted in their dreadful detail. A valuable contribution to Civil War history.
This superlative, impeccably researched account of Sherman's march through Georgia in 1864–1865 brings to life Civil War history through personal accounts and vivid descriptions of military strategy. Dickey tells the story of Sherman's march unforgettably, with power on every page.
A study in unintended consequences as a reactionary Civil War commander unleashed a series of progressive forces. Dickey ably captures the shape and feel of the desperate battles Sherman's forces waged. A readable blend of military and political history; a valuable addition to the literature.