Shaara does another great job of bringing me to the Civil War with all the sounds, emotions, personalities that war brings. This book is about the western front and the Battle of Shiloh. This was a battle I knew little about but one thing he confirmed with me is that wars are won and lost on luck so often as well as poor decisions. It does NOT feel like one General is smarter than the other, just poor decisions, political struggles, and luck.
The loss of lives in this battle were staggering and so sad. Families against each other. Officers against each other who attended West Point together. Brutal war.
Another great book by Shaara.