Military History Magazine

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

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

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The Air Over There

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.


Civil War News (February/March)

"With crisp writing and a devotion to historical research, Charles Bracelen Flood has succeeded in immersing us in Ulysses S. Grant’s final and tragic year."  To read the full review, click here

The San Francisco and Sacramento Book Review gives Grant’s Final Victory 4 stars!

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Author Magazine Praise

"Grant's Memoirs remain a classic to this day, and Flood's view into the circumstances surrounding their creation makes a perfect companion piece," writes Kevin Lauderdale. To read the full review, click here.

Minneapolis Star Tribune Holiday book roundup

"Inspiring tale of resilience," writes Chuck Leddy. Read the full review here.

Bookviews blog lists Grant as pick of the month

"His determination, love of family and nation, is captured in this biography," says Alan Caruba. Click here for full review.

Courier Journal Praises Grant’s Final Victory

"The exhilarating and heroic story of the race to complete Grant's memoir," writes Allen Barra. To read the full review, click here.