Civil War Book Club (Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War by Charles Flood)

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Civil War Book Club Grant and Sherman

Are you a history buff? Interested in the Civil War?

If so, please join us for our Civil War Book Club on Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

We will be discussing Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War by Charles Flood. Sam Wilson, Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande, will be the moderator for the discussion.

They were both prewar failures -- Grant, forced to resign from the Regular Army because of his drinking, and Sherman, holding four different jobs, including a much-loved position at a southern military academy -- in the years before the firing on Fort Sumter. They began their unique collaboration ten months into the war, at the Battle of Shiloh, each carefully taking the other's measure.

They shared the demands of family life and the heartache of personal tragedy. They shared similar philosophies of battle, employed similar strategies and tactics, and remained in close, virtually daily communication throughout the conflict. They were incontestably two of the Civil War's most important figures, and the deep, abiding friendship they shared made the Union's ultimate victory possible.

Grant and Sherman is a remarkable portrait of two extraordinary men and a singular friendship, forged on the battlefield, that would change the course of history.

Copies of Grant and Sherman are available for checkout at the Library. 

If you are interested in attending or would like a copy of the book, please contact Lynn by stopping in at the Library, calling 740.446.7323 x 229, or e-mailing lpauley@bossardlibrary.org.

This event is free and open to all.

Light refreshments will be served.