Author Winston Groom writes that Shiloh was the first battle in the Civil War that shocked Americans into seeing how long and how terrible the war would become.
Winston Groom is an American novelist and
non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was
adapted into a film in 1994. Groom was born in Washington, D.C., but
grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School
(now known as UMS-Wright Preparatory School). He attended the University
of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Army ROTC,
and graduated in 1965. He served in the Army from 1965 to 1969,
including a tour in Vietnam. Recently he has lived in Point Clear,
Alabama, and Long Island, New York.
U.S. scientific society founded in 1888 in Washington, D.C., by a small group of eminent explorers and scientists for the increase and diffusion of geographic knowledge. At the turn of the 21st century it had approximately nine million members. It has supported more than 7,000 major scientific projects and expeditions, including those of Robert E. Peary, Richard E. Byrd, the Leakey family, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Jane Goodall, and Dian Fossey. It has published numerous books, atlases, and bulletins and has created hundreds of television documentaries. National Geographic Magazine is a monthly magazine of geography, archaeology, anthropology, and exploration. It became a leader in reproducing colour photographs and printing photographs of undersea life, views from the stratosphere, and animals in their natural habitats. It also became famous for articles containing substantial information on environmental, social, and cultural aspects of the regions covered. See alsoGilbert Grosvenor.