This book is a novel about the controversial General John Bell Hood. The book is in someways a biography. It starts in New Orleans, 23 years after the Civil War while John Bell Hood is dying from yellow fever and is urged to recall his life.
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Hood reflects his story starting in 1878, he is now bankrupt, and near destitute. Fragile, with only one leg and in ill health he is a shell of a man that he use to be.
The book reflects Hood's personal life, marriage and 11 children. It also goes into details the battles that Hood fought in and why he made the tragic decisions he did.
Best part of story, including ending:
I especially liked how the book focused on New Orleans 20 years after the war.
Best scene in story:
I like how General Hood tried to redeem himself over the fatal errors he made during the Battle for Atlanta.
Opinion about the main character:
I never really liked General Hood, but this book does help me to understand this General more.