Arts, sciences and humanities build healthier, more livable, vital communities. They are essential to a strong education system. They contribute enormously to our economy.
In this revelatory, dynamic biography, one of our finest historians,
Benson Bobrick, profiles union general George H. Thomas, arguing that
he was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War.
Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation has
been largely shaped by others, most notably Ulysses S. Grant and
William Tecumseh Sherman, two generals with whom Thomas served and who,
Bobrick says, diminished his successes in their favor in their own
biographies. Tune in as Bobrick offers up his impression of the General.