42551Re: Book Recommendation - Stealing the General
- Nov 8, 2006Dear Bill, Ken, Bob, Tom and Steve:
I'm the author of Stealing the General, and I recently discovered
your group here. Thanks, Bill, for mentioning the book, and to all
of you who have ordered it. Please post here or send me an e-mail at
rbonds@... and let me know if you enjoy the book.
I'm a lifelong Georgia resident--I grew up almost literally in the
shadow of Kennesaw Mountain--and like all of you am a student of the
war in the (still overlooked) West. Also, I'm considering a number
of ideas for my next book topic. If any of you have a thought on a
Civil War story, battle or character that deserves more attention or
a new narrative treatment, please let me know.
Thanks again; I look forward to participating in the group.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bill Gower" <billgower@...>
>entitled "Stealing the
> Today I received in the mail, a newly published book
> General" by Russell S. Bonds. It's approximately 374 pages withlots of
> footnotes. His goal is to tell the story of the soldiers whoattempted to
> steal the General and their fate. I hadn't realized this but manyof the
> men on this raid received the Medal of Honor, which was given forthe first
> time in U.S. History. James M. McPherson has this to say about thebook,
> "The Great Locomotive Chase has been the stuff of legend and thedarling of
> Hollywood. Now we have a solid history of the Andrews Raid.Russell S.
> Bond's stirring account makes clear why the raid failed and whathappened to
> the raiders." My only background on this event is the 1952 WaltDisney
> movie starring Fess Parker, so I am anxious to read the book andfind out
> more about this raid.
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