Men of Fire

Men of Fire

Grant, Forrest, and the Campaign That Decided the Civil War

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Recounts the Civil War battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, focusing on the opposing generals: Grant, in command of the Union forces and yet to win a battle, and his opponent, the equally untried but less fortunate Forrest.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio Inc., 2007.
ISBN: 9780786157877
Characteristics: 11 compact discs (13 1/2 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.


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Jan 24, 2018

Highly recommend.

If you have any interest in reading/learning about "the unkempt little man in the blue brigadier general's coat", you've GOT to read/listen to this.

And the foe of this Honorable General is The Ultimate Bad Guy...a very cruel plantation owner, slave trader and [allegedly] a Grand Wizard in the very early years of the KKK. His recruiting motto was “Come on boys if you want a heap of fun and to kill some Yankees!”

The author does go into the minutiae of the Battle of Ft Donelson, so if that gets boring, I suggest to skip ahead to around the 10 hour mark of the audio.

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