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0727vicksburgwebAlabama's Winston Groom, author of "Forrest Gump," takes on the Battle of Vicksburg.


Joining us from Mobile, Alabama is Winston Groom, author of the new Civil War history "Vicksburg 1863." He's the author of other history books such as "Patriotic Fire," Shrouds of Glory," and "Conversations with the Enemy," as well as the bestselling novel "Forrest Gump," upon which the hit movie was based.

This program aired on July 28, 2009.

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