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 Posted: Sat Apr 22nd, 2006 08:30 pm
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Thanks.  Actually I assisted the author, Eric Jacobson, over the past few years while he was researching and writing the book.  I read the manuscript several weeks ago, and am looking forward to reading the finished product, which, ironically, arrived in the mail today!

I can't agree more with your brief assessment.  It is much more objective in its treatment of not only Gen. Hood, but all other primary characters as well.  Unlike Wiley Sword, Eric clearly has no ax to grind, and does not conceal historical evidence that doesn't support his premise.  For Cause and For Country is surely no hagiography of Gen. Hood, nor should it be, but Eric has made a bona fide effort to seperate fact from conjecture and fiction;  the first book on the subject since Thomas Hay's 1929 Hood's Tennessee Campaign to do so.

When I finish the book, I will post a more complete review on CWI .

Thanks again.

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