April 30, 2016
To listen to the radio interview, click here. https://audioboom.com/boos/4505823-grant-s-final-victory-ulysses-s-grant-s-heroic-last-year-by-charles-bracelen-flood
January 04, 2016
October 01, 2015
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. http://stories.eku.edu/events/eku-libraries-will-honor-author-bracelen-flood
Live @ Your Library: First to Fly (Remembering Bracelen Flood) event recording is here: https://youtu.be/qv_mmZg11GQ
September 22, 2015
Click her to read the Washington Post article. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/aug/4/book-review-first-to-fly-the-story-of-the-lafayett/
July 08, 2015
Click here to read the Herald Leader article. http://www.kentucky.com/2015/05/30/3876810_tom-eblen-richmond-authors-final.html?rh=1
July 08, 2015
May 27, 2015
Tampa Bay Times calls First to Fly a "compelling story." Click here to read the article.
February 11, 2015
Kirkus Starred Review!
To read the full review, click here. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/charles-bracelen-flood/first-to-fly-story/
February 08, 2015
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.
December 11, 2013
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.