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!
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.
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.
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.
Last edited on Thu Aug 27th, 2009 02:48 am by CleburneFan
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.