|In this exciting new book, Michael
B. Ballard provides a crisp account of Grant's strategic and tactical
in the period from the outset of the Civil War to the battle of
-- a period in which U. S. Grant rose from a semi-disgraceful obscurity
to the position of overall commander of all Union armies.
The author carefully
sifts through diaries and letters of Grant and his inner circle to try
to get inside Grant's mind and reveal why those early years of the war
were formative in producing the Civil War's greatest general.
The Making Of A General,
by Michael B. Ballard
Rowman & Littlefield