In the West, during the six-month standoff that followed the shock of Murfreesboro in the central theater, one of the most complex and determined sieges of the war has begun. Here, Grant's seven relentless efforts against Vicksburg show Lincoln that he has at last found his killer-general, the man who can "face the arithmetic".
With Vicksburg finally under siege, Lee again invades the North. The three-day conflict at Gettysburg receives book-length attention in a masterly treatment of a key great battle, not as legend has it but as it really was, before it became distorted by controversy and overblown by remembered glory.
©1963 Shelby Foote; (P) Blackstone Audiobooks
"Keep the faith"
It takes quite an amount of challenge and re-listening to get the best from this classic. However it is full of interesting aspects of the main characters in the war and I will return many times. Don't look for the common man interest - its all about big egos and even bigger risks.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.