"We were as brothers," William Tecumseh Sherman said, describing his relationship with Ulysses S. Grant. They were incontestably two of the most important figures in the Civil War, but until now there has been no book about their victorious partnership and the deep friendship that made it possible.
Heeding the call to save the Union, each struggled past political hurdles to join the war effort. Taking each other's measure at the Battle of Shiloh, they began their unique collaboration. Often together under fire on the war's great battlefields, they shared the demands of family life, the heartache of loss, and supported each other in the face of mudslinging by the press and politicians. Their growing mutual admiration and trust set the stage for the crucial final year of the war and the peace that would follow.
Moving and elegantly written, Grant and Sherman is a historical page-turner: a gripping portrait of two men whose friendship, forged on the battlefield, would win the Civil War.
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I was ready to purchase this when I noted the length to be less than 6 hours. As I listen to many audiobooks I was quite certain the time was too short to be that of a complete (near-500 pg.) work. Unfortunately iTunes does not disclose whether, or not, the audiobook is abridged. I checked on the actual 'Audible' site and, sure enough, it is abridged. Personally I never use abridged books and really find it despicable that iTunes does not provide that information. I consider it to be almost a 'bait-and-switch' and would have felt cheated if I had purchased this. This sort of behavior causes me to be more wary of all products offered via iTunes.