Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas

Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas

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A fascinating biography of an underappreciated American hero. George H. Thomas was, Bobrick argues, the greatest general of the Civil War. Known as the Rock of Chickamauga, Thomas was regarded by his contemporaries as the equal of Grant and Sherman. In the entire Civil War, he never lost a battle or a movement, and he was the only Union commander to destroy two Confederate armies in the field. But Thomas never wrote a memoir and history neglected him. Until now. With his characteristic flair for drama and fast-paced writing, Bobrick takes readers onto the battlefields, into the smoke of gunpowder and the stench of bodies. From the parade grounds of West Point to the bloody Battle of Chattanooga, Bobrick masterfully renders every detail, right down to the buckles on Thomas's boots and the courage in his heart. Backed by scholarly research, this informed and vivid biography at last brings Thomas's tale to readers everywhere.

ISBN: 9780743290265

Published Date: February 9, 2010

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Language: English

Page Count: 415

Size: 9.25" l x 6.14" w x 1.24" h