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

About the Author

Charles Bracelen Flood was born in Manhattan and graduated from Harvard, where he was a member of Archibald MacLeish’s noted creative writing seminar, English S, and was on the literary board of the Harvard Lampoon.

His first novel, Love Is a Bridge, received nationwide critical attention and was on the New York Times bestseller list for 26 weeks. The 12 books he has written include the novels A Distant Drum and More Lives Than One as well as The War of the Innocents, his account of a year spent in Vietnam as a correspondent. Flood’s Rise, and Fight Again won the American Revolution Round Table Award in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial year, and Hitler—The Path to Power was among several successful studies in history and biography that followed.

Flood’s first venture into the Civil War era was Lee—The Last Years. His short pieces have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, and other magazines. His journalistic experiences have taken him to many countries and include assignments as a reporter for the Associated Press at the Olympic Games held in Melbourne, Rome, Tokyo, and Mexico City. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Taiwan and taught world literature for two years at Sophia University in Tokyo.

Charles Bracelen Flood is a past president of the American Center of PEN, the international writers’ organization, and has served on the governing bodies of the Authors League and the Authors Guild. He and his wife, Katherine, live on a farm in Richmond, KY, in the state’s Bluegrass region, and spend their summers on Penobscot Bay in Maine with their three children.

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