This book is not about the life of Thomas (as the cover says). It should not be considered a biography. It simply is a theory of how Grant and Sherman defamed and maligned Thomas in order to boost their own careers. Reading this I was reminded of elementary school kids arguing about who’s older brother was better at baseball. Here is one sentence to describe what the book is about using similar intellect and tone as the author: Grant, Sherman bad – Thomas good.
I would have given the reader three and a half stars if I had such a choice - he is not bad.
I really wanted to like this book. Thomas is one of my favorite Civil War figures, and once downloaded I eagerly started reading it - but what a disappointment!
Reading from a single persons point of view was difficult for me – maybe that is because I rarely read a long book that only has one point of view.
The overall story was average but it seemed to be mostly terrible experiences to the main character and only a few parts that I could get excited about. The parts with the childish cousin were almost unreadable – really, she walked around with a whistle in her mouth! Much of the story was predictable as was the world, people and magic. I am not sure yet if I want to move on to the second book.
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