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July 2006
Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
by Charles Bracelen Flood

William Tecumseh Sherman once summed up his relationship with Ulysses S. Grant this way: “He stood by me when I was crazy and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now, sir, we stand by each other always.” In Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War, Charles Bracelen Flood explores their remarkable partnership, which helped see not just two individuals but an entire nation through the perilous times of the Civil War. Starting with background on their prewar failures, Flood traces how these two men rose to command great armies, balancing narrative biography, excerpts from correspondence between the two generals as well as each one’s letters home, battle descriptions, and political background to create a well-rounded profile of both the men and the period. Written with the grace of a novel, Grant and Sherman offers an in-depth look into the conduct of the war as well as insights into human friendship.

Blurbs from the book cover

Card catalog entry from the Library of Congress information page

Barnes and Noble information page

Review from the Civil War News

The Civil War, the website accompanying the acclaimed film by Ken Burns

Ulysses S. Grant: American Experience

Photo © Stephen Bates

Charles Bracelen Flood


Essays by Flood:
The Way It Went, for Me (on becoming a writer)
My Approach to Choosing the Books I Write
Military History and Me

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