Brigadier General John R. Scales,
USA (ret.) is the author of Sherman Invades Georgia: Planning the North Georgia Campaign Using a Modern Perspective.
According to the book description of Sherman
Invades Georgia: Planning the North Georgia Campaign Using a Modern Perspective, “The Atlanta Campaign
of 1864 was one of the most interesting and important campaigns of the Civil War. Though the Confederate army was strong and
capable, Major General William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union commander, successfully took Atlanta with few casualties, using
his superior numbers to maneuver the Confederate soldiers from successive strong positions.
Sherman Invades Georgia takes advantage of modern planning techniques to fully examine
what went into the Georgia campaign. Unlike other studies, though, this one puts the reader squarely into the mind of General
Sherman on the eve of his most famous military undertaking—limiting the information to that possessed by Sherman at
the time, as documented in his correspondence during the campaign and not in his after-the-fact reports and autobiography.
Laid out in chapters that follow
the format of an "estimate of the situation," this book doesn’t simply recount the facts or attempt to provide
a definitive history—other books do that—rather it offers a narrative of the campaign that illustrates a logical
decision-making process as formulated in modern times. Published in cooperation with the Associations of the United States
Army, the book serves two audiences: military professionals can use it for training purposes and Civil War buffs and interested
laymen can gain a sense of the uncertainty that real commanders face by not having all the records of both sides at hand.”