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 Posted: Mon Aug 17th, 2009 02:30 pm
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Has anyone read "Nothing But Victory" by Steven Woodworth and have any comments?  I picked it up for cheap at a local second hand shop because I needed a long book for an upcoming Army field excersise.  I do not believe I have read anything by Woodworth yet, and the Army of the Tennessee is probably the Union Army I know least about so I am anxious to get started.  Cheers!



 Posted: Mon Aug 17th, 2009 03:40 pm
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It is one of the most comprehensive works on the Army of the Tennessee. Should keep you very busy during your field exercise.

Ole



 Posted: Sun Aug 23rd, 2009 04:44 pm
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What Ole said. I recently finished and would recommend it. It's an excellent work, but it's main flaw is a lack of maps.



 Posted: Mon Aug 24th, 2009 12:33 am
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I haven't read that book, but I have read other books by Woodworth and feel he is an excellent historian of events in the Western theater. I'm a big fan of Woodworth's book on the most important generals of the Western theater, their successes and, more importantly, their failings...including Jefferson Davis.



 Posted: Mon Aug 24th, 2009 06:43 pm
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I agree with all the sentiments expressed above; Nothing but Victory is an excellent book and quite an enjoyable read despite its length. Keep an atlas handy to make up for the lack of maps; otherwise it's great.

Kind regards, Russell Bonds, Atlanta GA



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Now there's a coincidence...today I have just received Russell Bonds's new book War Like the Thunderbolt from Amazon. I can't wait to get started.



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I have received it (War Like a Thunderbolt) and have read it!  An excellent read -- see Drew's review -- I agree with it precisely. 



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Thanks CleburneFan and Old North State. 

CleburneFan, I'll be interested in your reaction to War Like the Thunderbolt, since Cleburne plays a significant role in the book.

Old North State - glad you enjoyed the book.  Would you consider posting a customer review on Amazon.com?  I would really appreciate it.

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Russell Bonds



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Mr Bonds, I'll tell you all ready how much I appreciate that some of your maps show the position of modern day major highways such as I-75 as they run through or near the battlefields. I can't tell you how much of a help that is.

I'm still in Chapter One and have read the preface. The discussion of "Gone with the Wind" was very interesting to me because that is one of my all time favorite movies.

It is hard to put the book down. I'm going on a trip tomorrow and your book will be in my suitcase. I am hoping I'll get plenty of time to sit back and relax with your fascinating book.

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All, thanks for the comments. I just finished the book and I think that it is one of the best works of Civil War history that I have read, however, I agree that the atlas was quite necessary. I am looking forward to reading some of Mr. Woodworth's other works.
-Mark



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