Journal of a graduate student in military history and the American Civil War

Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea

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Belatedly, I want to mention that I’ve received a pre-publication copy of Noah Andre Trudeau’s Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea, which I’ll hope to provide a full review of before too long. At first blush, it appears to be an excellent read.

Since this book falls into the category of Civil War Campaigns, I’ve added a shelf in my virtual bookstore to accommodate it which you can find here.

As a student of military history, one of the many things that I find so fascinating about Sherman’s march is that its destructive power encourages its consideration as “total war” a la Clausewitz. Can’t wait to dig in to this one.

For those of you in the Chicago area, Mr. Trudeau’s publisher Harper Collins, indicates that he will be publicizing his book at the following on Thursdays.

Thursday, September 11, 2008
05:00 PM – 07:30 PM
2nd FL 610 N Fairbanks Court Chicago, IL 60611

Sherman's March to the Sea

  • Published on: 2008-08-01
  • Released on: 2008-08-05
  • Original language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060598670
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060598679
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 688 pages
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    1. Thanks for the information…I bookmarked your site, and I appreciate your time and effort to make your blog a success!

      Blackhawk Gear

      September 8, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    2. I picked up a copy at a local bookstore in August when it first came out. While Trudeau’s narrative style makes for good reading, nothing jumped out from the book that I would call truly “new.” To be fair, I browsed particular chapters and specifically sought out some aspects of the march that I am very familiar with. Then again, I’ve been a “Marcher” for many years now. For someone to make the point that Sherman must not have burned TOO many houses along the march because SO many of them are open as “B & Bs” today…. Well lets just say I see that as tramping over a well established premise. Trudeau also makes the case that the Confederates could have done much more to obstruct the march, possibly even turn it to defeat for Sherman. Again, that is a well known premise. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any fresh perspectives. I think what Trudeau has done, however, is to place these perspectives into one book, under one central theme. I’ll give him that.


      September 10, 2008 at 6:49 am

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