Winston Groom, famous for writing Forest Gump, was in Montgomery recently speaking at an event. Did you know that he has written a fine book about Confederate General John Bell Hood’s audacious attempt to vanquish the Union on the western front during the final months of the War?
The name of the book is Shrouds of Glory with the subtitle “From Atlanta to Nashville, the Last Great Campaign of the Civil War.” It is dedicated to his great-grandfather, who like many of ours, fought in the Confederate Army.
While Winston was in town promoting his newest book, Kearney’s March, he told us he is in the process of doing one about the battle of Shiloh. He has also written a book about Vicksburg. It is so great to know that we have fine writers such as him, interested in writing about the War all these many years later.