John Batchelor radio show plays interview with Flood regarding “Grant’s Final Victory”

To listen to the radio interview, click here.

Military History Magazine

 Check out the March 2016 issue of Military History to see the review.

Live @ Your Library: First to Fly (Remembering Bracelen Flood)

On Friday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., a plaque honoring Flood will be unveiled in a new 11,000-square-foot student collaboration space in the lower level of Crabbe Library.

Live @ Your Library: First to Fly (Remembering Bracelen Flood) event recording is here:



Click her to read the Washington Post article.

Tom Eblen: Richmond author’s final book is a fascinating story of World War I fighter pilots

Click here to read the Herald Leader article.

The Air Over There

Tampa Bay Times Feature!

Tampa Bay Times calls First to Fly a "compelling story." Click here to read the article.

First to Fly:The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille, the American Heroes Who Flew for France in WWI

Kirkus Starred Review!

To read the full review, click here.

Passing of Charles Bracelen Flood

Mr. Flood passed away at his home in Richmond, Kentucky on August 15, 2014. Here is a story that the Lexington Herald Leader did at that time. His family will be administering his website going forward.

The top twelve Civil War books ever written

9. “Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War”: As Charles Bracelen Flood makes perfectly clear in this engaging book, the Union would have lost the war had it not been for the professional and personal relationship between Ulysses S. Grant, the Union army’s general in chief, and William Tecumseh Sherman, his subordinate. From the very start of this book, the reader follows these men as they lead their armies to victory in both theaters of the war, east and west. Flood’s writing is fluid and compelling: He does not get caught in the trap of telling one man’s story and then the other, chapter by chapter, like a pendulum in a grandfather clock — first tick (Grant), then tock (Sherman). Instead, the author blends his account of the two generals into a perfect whole and makes us feel, page after page, that we are in the presence of these great soldiers, marching off to war or sitting by a campfire with them. There is probably no better book that explains precisely how the Union, guided by these two brilliant officers, won the Civil War.