Grant, until then an obscure brigadier general with a reputation for drink, became the fighting man of the hour, earning the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant for his relentless pounding of the Confederates. But he had a match in ruthlessness in Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest, cavalry commander in the Henry and Donelson campaign, proved a counterweight to Grant: quick and nimble to the former's steady plodding, a ruthless slaveholder and future KKK Grand Wizard to Grant's abolitionism.
Hurst captures the battle of these two great men and armies in all its destructive glory.
©2002 Jack Hurst; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.
"The best all-around recent life of Forrest." (Kirkus)
"An outstanding study of one of the Civil War's more controversial generals. Essential." (Library Journal)
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