Southern Storm: Sherman's March to the Sea (Paperback)

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New York Times Bestseller

A gripping, definitive account of Sherman’s legendary and destructive march through Georgia.

“Mr. Trudeau’s narrative is peppered with trenchant observations from Sherman, one of history’s more quotable military leaders. . . . Mr. Trudeau accomplishes what he set out to do: march through the experience in all its detail.” — The Wall Street Journal

In Southern Storm, award-winning Civil War historian Noah Andre Trudeau has written a fascinating account that will stand as the last word on General William Tecumseh Sherman’s epic march—a targeted strategy aimed to break not only the Confederate army but an entire society as well. In rich detail, Trudeau explains why General Sherman’s name is still anathema below the Mason-Dixon Line, especially in Georgia, where he is remembered as “the one who marched to the sea with death and devastation in his wake.”

Told through the intimate and engrossing diaries and letters of Sherman’s soldiers and the civilians who suffered in their path, Southern Storm paints a vivid picture of an event that would forever change the course of America.

About the Author


Noah Andre Trudeau is the author of Gettysburg. He has won the Civil War Round Table of New York's Fletcher Pratt Award and the Jerry Coffey Memorial Prize. A former executive producer at National Public Radio, he lives in Washington, D.C.

Praise For…


“Mr. Trudeau’s narrative is peppered with trenchant observations from Sherman, one of history’s more quotable military leaders. . . . Mr. Trudeau accomplishes what he set out to do: march through the experience in all its detail.” — The Wall Street Journal

“A sprawling and mesmerizing account of ‘the March’ that reminds the reader that General Sherman had no intention of waging a ‘total war’ against Confederate Georgia.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“Excellent ... Rich in detail ... Remarkably even-handed ... (Trudeau) imbues the narrative with a sense of immediacy, without sacrificing his view of the big picture.” — CNN

“The march to the sea was in many ways “the day of jubilo,” and in Trudeau it has found its Xenophon.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Trudeau develops a myth-busting theme, that Sherman’s march was not a lark but a complex and risky military operation. Maps of daily marching routes let Civil War buffs follow the action in this detailed narrative.” — Booklist

“In Southern Storm, Noah Andre Trudeau relies on journals and letters written during the march, rather than memoirs written years later, to peel back the layers of lacquered mythology and offer a realistic, detailed, on-the-ground view of the campaign. . . . Civil War buffs will delight in this.” — The Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Vivid and fascinating. . . . Trudeau deserves praise for recongnizing the need to revisit in detail this seemingly familiar chapter in American military history.” — The Washington Post Book World

“Trudeau is an able veteran of the military side of the Civil War, and his latest book lives up to its predecessors. The research is thorough, the judgments mature and objective, and the writing crisp and moving. . . . Perhaps most interesting of all is the portrait of Sherman that emerges.” — William C. Davis



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060598686
ISBN-10: 0060598689
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Pages: 704
Language: English