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  • Title: Shiloh, 1862
  • Author: Winston Groom
  • ISBN: 9781426208744
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Hardcover

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  1. Shiloh, 1862 Winston Groom s history of the battle of ShilohThe Hornet s Nest, War means fightin Fightin means killin Nathan Bedford ForrestI ll be the first to admit as much of it as I have read, some military histories can be duller than dishwater There are authors of that vast genre that I avoid for that reason But Winston Groom doesn t fall into that category.Although I first came to appreciate Groom as a novelist, I ve come to admire him as a historian Shiloh, 1862 is his finest work yet.A [...]

  2. Until Sunday, April 6th, 1862 the Union and Confederate forces had fought several battles but neither side had an inkling of how much blood would be demanded to rid our country of the scourge of slavery After Shiloh, the butcher s bill would become clear The nation will pay dearly From a Union colonel who fought on that day In his diary, Camm had written, April 6th Began with a bright, beautiful morning The trees were budding, the birds were singing but none of us dreamed what a dark and bloody [...]

  3. an extremely well written account of what was the bloodiest battle in American history, up to that point More Americans died in that battle than in all of America s previous wars combined, and than had died in the Civil War up to that point Unfortunately, Antietam eventually took that honor, which it retains to this day The book is intended for a general audience, rather than for dyed in the wool Civil War buffs So, there s a great deal of effort into providing context to the battle and a very [...]

  4. I ve read several of Groom s histories and I really like his writing style Very informative, but most if not all civil war buffs probably won t learn much new I like way he uses the memoirs and diaries of several people both low and high ranking as the backbone of the story and I think it is very effective, for me at least Also Groom doesn t just tell the story of those two days in April, he traces how both Armies got there The actual descriptions of the battle don t start until about 1 3 of the [...]

  5. A number of good accounts of the bloody battle at Shiloh in the Civil War have been written Authors whose books I have read and appreciated include Larry Daniels, Wiley Sword, and Edward Cunningham Do we need another book on the subject I think that Winston Croom s book, Shiloh 1862, makes its own contribution It is not so much the original insights into the battle, but the literate rendering of the story and the human side of the battle that Croom describes.First, the book is literate and well [...]

  6. I really liked Shrouds of Glory and A Storm in Flanders by Winston Groom I thought both books were excellent and both have earned re read status which means I keep them This one, howeverWell, it was well written Groom is a hell of a writer, and the book, if I had not already read many books on Shiloh, would have been wonderful Sadly it failed to meet my exacting standards And that s ok Let me explain.Groom admitted he did not set out to write a detailed military history of the battle, I didn t k [...]

  7. This book is as easy to read as Forest Gump I am an avid history reader and I do enjoy most of the comprehensive and academic histories that I read The challenge is to write a detailed history and not lose the reader Winston Groom has proven once again that he can do this I have read several accounts of the battle of Shiloh It never ceases to amaze me is the magnitude and destructiveness of this battle It was the first great blood bath of the Civil War Winston Groom uses several first hand accou [...]

  8. When I was 12, I started reading Bruce Catton s books on the Civil War A few years ago, I read Jeff Sharah s novel on Gettysburg That has been the extent of my reading about the Civil War I was attracted to Mr Groom s history of the battle Shiloh because of the role it played in the ascent of Grant s career I found the book well written and brilliantly organized for the layperson with minimal background in the battles of the Civil War I appreciated the way the author incorporated the diaries of [...]

  9. Lots of good historical context as well as clear explanations of how the battle unfolded Keeps second guessing and what ifs to a minimum Another great addition accounts from civilians in the area as well the views of ordinary soldiers.

  10. Tom Emory, Jr Review History books, to my way of thinking, are written in two styles Woven and Patchwork Quilt Woven works best on a single event because the author can move back and forth, in and out easily and tell the story in a chronological fashion Shiloh, 1862 is again, to my way of thinking written in a Patchwork Quilt manner Author Historian Winston Groom takes all the elements of this Civil War battle persons, personalities, strategy, movements, units and beautifully places them in a pa [...]

  11. Being a Civil War buff, I ll read almost anything new that is published on the various battles Groom s book takes a new look at the battle of Shiloh fought in April 1862 the first big battle of the Civil War While primarily a military focus, Groom makes good use of diaries, letters and post war memoirs to give life to individuals on the battle field The intertwined emotions of fear and bravado come across clearly as men who have never been in battle before must look the enemy in the eye as he is [...]

  12. Groom tries here to be Shelby Foote and only succeeds sometimes The book has a clunky beginning, but brought itself together in the second half.

  13. This is a fascinating Civil War book focused entirely on bushwhackers and Confederate guerrilla warfare, including their interaction with regular troops on both sides of the war.

  14. Although I am by no means a Civil War buff, I knew a little about Shiloh before I picked up this book This is the third of Groom s histories I ve read Vicksburg, 1863 and The Aviators being the other two and I am sold on both his scholarship and his writing Because I knew the outline of the battle, I also knew that within these pages was infinite heartache, a heartache stretching beyond the 23,741 casualties that those two days of confused butchery would bestow on the assembled armies Note I ve [...]

  15. I find battle specific books to sometimes be heavy on details, names, and geography that can be hard to follow, but Winston Groom has laid out The Battle of Shiloh as best as I could have expected Mr Groom writes in the prologue that he tries to describe the events at Shiloh to readers who are not necessarily the kind of Civil War buffs who dote on every minute detail and technical aspect Indeed, casual readers of history shouldn t feel intimidated by this book The context of the battle is thoro [...]

  16. This is a marvelous book, debunking some of the decades old myths of a battle which showed America that the civil war got real Groom has a clear, clean writing style that zooms out to the origins of the civil war and Shiloh s antecedents, zooms in to focus on key combatants and non combatants, and zooms out again to discuss Shiloh s legacy.This event intrigued me since I was a youth That rebel yell confederate attack through the morning mist Well, it never happened.Photos in the Kindle version w [...]

  17. Good not great treatment of this amazing story Almost feels like he gave up on the details of the battle and devoted too much to back story, biographies and journals For example, the second day is told in very broad brush in about two pages I recommend this book to other readers of the Civil War to add perspective to what they have already read Not sure I d recommend it as a first or early book to someone just getting started.

  18. An outstanding book Reads almost like an historical fiction, but was very well documented and presented Maybe not quite as easy to read as Killer Angels to me, one of the best of any books I ve ever read but very nearly there Groom is really a great writer I have enjoyed his fiction and non fiction, and Forrest Gump is one of my favorite movies ever I am going to visit Shiloh next week and am really looking forward to it, especially with the background from this book.

  19. If you like reading about the Civil War then you will enjoy this book If you like reading about the Civil War you will already know some of the backstory as to the importance of the battle of Shiloh This book is not a Military History Book which exhaustively covers the movements of Brigades and Regiments although it does a good job of giving the context for the battle and an understanding of the strategy and personalities involved on both sides Good Maps too The book tells the story of the battl [...]

  20. Good storyOnce has Mr Groom has written an excellent account of an important battle of casualties the Civil War Highly recommended.

  21. I found this book much better than A Blaze of Glory In several places when Groom quoted various diaries I felt as if I was there Great read

  22. I was interested in getting some details about the Battle of Shiloh because I thought I might go there this summer Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit Monticello and Appomattox Court House and then this last spring I visited Gettysburg National Battlefield Shiloh represents a horrific battle on the scale of Gettysburg but earlier in the war and here in Tennessee.Just barely in Tennessee Shiloh and Savannah, Tennessee, where Grant maintained his headquarters are barely over the line fr [...]

  23. Groom presents a excellent account of one of the early and very costly battles of the Civil War Over 23,000 died in the two day battle, with Grant emerging victorious but without any real effect.

  24. Now I m a pretty big fan of historical literature, whether fiction or non fiction I know it s not for everyone but whether you enjoy reading about history or not, I think we would all agree on one thing some history books are very dry and boring, but there are a few writers out there who really know how to bring history alive and make it exciting Winston Groom, I have discovered, is one of those latter few.The Battle of Shiloh was the first major battle of the Civil War, coming less than a year [...]

  25. I read this after reading a civil mystery Call Each River Jordan that started at the battle of Shiloh or Pittsburgh Landing The graphic descriptions of the battle in the fiction book got me very curious about Shilohwas it really as horrible as that And what about the descriptions of Grant, Sherman, and Beauregard I was not disappointed by Groom s history of Shiloh There was a good review of Grant s history leading up to the battle and absolutely fantastic battle maps, showing the state of the ba [...]

  26. Shiloh, 1862 by Winston Groom, the author of Forrest Gump, despite being a battle study, is not primarily a book of military history This is for the most part a good thing I heard about it from a book recommendation in the Civil War pod cast that I occasionally listen to and, wanting instant gratification, purchased it on iBooks While I haven t seen the dead tree version, I am pretty sure it would have better served me Illustration credits are listed, but I never found them, and, as usual with i [...]

  27. I had seen this book in the library a few times, and it looked interesting I never got around to checking it out and reading it, but at one point I saw a low price eBook version and I grabbed it I was expecting a decent description of the battle, with the normal sections of dry historical fact, maybe some nice maps a typical Civil War battle history book.I was very pleasantly surprised by how this book grabbed me and sucked me in I am not an expert on the Western theater of the Civil War, and on [...]

  28. Shiloh 1862 is a good, relatively light introduction to the devastating Civil War battle of April 1862 Groom uses anecdotes, individual family expriences, and narrative history to flesh out the events of the 2 day battle as well as those preceding and following the aftermath He manages to convey the confusion of those days particularly well, when the ordered columns and text book theories of how a battle should be fought were thrown to the four winds The descriptions of the geography and its rel [...]

  29. The latest book on Shiloh should be a grand slam Groom is a good writer and I really enjoyed one of his previous Civil War nonfiction books, Shrouds of Glory From Atlanta to Nashville The Last Great Campaign of the Civil War Further, Groom is working off an impressive bibliography including all the major works up till now about the battle Cunningham, Sword, Daniel, McDonough.The result isn t bad, but it is disappointing I ve heard complaints that there is no definitive book about Shiloh and Groo [...]

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