Winston Groom takes on Vicksburg

Just a quick note: I’m running behind this morning after spending the weekend on taxes. So, while I digest the weekend’s news, here is an AP book review for your enjoyment.

AP—”Vicksburg 1863″ (Alfred A. Knopf, 496 pages, $30), by Winston Groom: Many books have examined the Union siege of Vicksburg, Miss., over the years, but that’s no reason Winston Groom should not lend his unique voice to the subject — one of the most critical campaigns of the Civil War.

The Alabama author best known for his novel “Forrest Gump,” brought to life by Tom Hanks in the 1994 movie, has considerable experience and expertise in both fiction and nonfiction.(read the rest of the report below.)