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This application is the worst application ever it's stupid it doesn't work u can never search what ur looking for what's wrong with just sending home a piece of paper it's worked for years I shouldn't have to spend an hr trying to search a permission slip for my daughters field trip just send home a piece of paper and I shouldn't have to jump threw hurdles just to obtain her melody book and the lunch menu is never right on this application if I could have gave it 0 stars or negative stars I would have
Why does the Nixa School need access to my SD card for this app? I am ALWAYS suspicious when an application maker wants complete access to my phones SD contents and everything on it. I hold passwords, credit card info, private calendar info, images etc. on my SD card. There is no need for them to access this content if the purpose is simply to share their info with us.
I used this often latest year...it's a long walk to the copier and I liked being able to scan right in the classroom (or home or wherever else). Doesn't work this year. I contacted IA help (who is usually really responsive) and they indicated that I had alerted them to a previously unknown issue and that they now had a squad working on it. Two months later no movement.
Only amazing for notifications that grades have changed Then you have to log into ParentVue to see the grades! ParentVue in this application is a webpage and NOT mobile friendly! Best to just obtain the ParentVue application and the MySchoolBucks application and be done with it!
It could be better, obviously since it's a fresh application it could use improvements to the interface and the overall design, but its a amazing app. My only complaint is that you can't track your bus zone using the app. Also you need to use single sign on to access your information.
More frustrating then helpful. I am supposed to be able to login to preview my kids' schedule for school using the SchoolMax registration ID in this app, and it says I have no acc although logged in to the old portal simultaneously! And there is no help, only a school contact list directory and no one knows what to do! I cannot make another account. My son's school even asked me why I called them for this issue. After explaining that that's what the only available instructions stated, she told me that schedules won't be available until tomorrow anyway. WTH? I still cant log in, so... ? This isn't the amazing begin we wanted for this year. So agitating. I spent 3 hours on this before writing this review and still, I am nowhere. So very frustrating. Ugh...
I've read reviews saying this book is narrative history at its best. I (who have read hundreds of books on the Civil War) say it's beautiful close to that. To those who say, to quote one reviewer, that it's "a hatchet job" on Hood, I say it's been clear long before this book was published that the man was a anachronistic, narcissist monster, who had no business being in field command of anything, much less the Confederacy's second biggest army, given his grave psychological flaws and horribly maimed body. He sent 1,750 of his men to die, and thousands more to be horribly wounded and maimed, in the five-hour hell of Franklin, after making them charge two miles over begin ground (as opposed to the 7/8 of a mile that Pickett's men had to traverse at Gettysburg), with no more than 2 batteries for artillery help (as opposed to a two-hour cannonade by scores of guns that preceded Pickett's Charge) -- to punish them for his perception that they were insufficiently manly to willingly charge breastworks, and to punish Cleburne, Brown and Cheatham for actually obeying the orders he gave them before he fell asleep on the night of Spring Hill -- which, given his incapacities that night he had no business giving. So much for the "axe to grind" criticism.Sword's narrative is a @#$%!&oppy at the start; there are some distracting non sequiturs. But once he hits his stride, when the Troops if Tennessee crosses the Tennessee River, it really is amazing narrative writing. His description of the fighting at Franklin reads almost as a stream of conscious narrative of those hideous five hours. Sword took me as close as I've been gotten to what it must have felt like to be there. And he masterfully tells the story of what was going where Hood -- always the center of the story, even when his name isn't mentioned -- was not, e.g., Murfreesboro and Shy's Hill.I was tempted to give this masterpiece only four starts because I read the Kindle version, which includes not a single map. Other than the fascinating psychodrama of Hood himself and angry carnage of Franklin, the story of his Tennessee campaign is largely about one maneuver. In particular, why the Hood's troops and Schofield's force met, or passed each other,,at Spring Hill is confusing enough with a map; without one it's practically unintelligible. But this defect is easily rectified: just grab your copy of Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative. That masterpiece's maps are easy but sufficient if you're already familiar with the subject. Or simply consulting Wikipedia will suffice. There are enough reviews that plainly state that the Kindle ver has no maps. So just bring your tom line: a amazing read, but forearm yourself with maps from another source if you choose to experience it in Kindle.
This was a tough review to write. There is a amazing deal to love in this book, as well as some to be skeptical of. I will begin with the good. This is a well written, engaging, even moving acc of the tragic latest campaign of the Troops of TN. It is narrative history at its best. The full campaign is covered: the aftermath of Atlanta, the hazy genesis of the invasion, the Union response, the missed opportunity at Spring Hill, the tragic abattoir of Franklin, and the final disaster at Nashville. The Franklin fighting alone may be the single best acc I have ever read of that battle. Sword is skilled at keeping the reader oriented in the chaos of war and he does an especially notable job in capturing the sheer intensity and horror of Franklin. The other wars are also well done. He paints a vivid portrait of both armies and their major figures, especially Cleburne, Forrest, Schofield, and Thomas. Overall, this is an affecting acc of a quixotic campaign and the mortal wounding of a amazing for the rest. I knew this book was somewhat controversial when I picked it up, with some saying it is nothing more than a hatchet job on General Hood. As I read, I wondered what the deal was. The book is certainly critical of Hood, but it is a fact that there is a lot to be critical of. The campaign was a questionable move to start with (leaving Sherman free to ravage Georgia), and Hood created a hash of the logistical planning essential for such a movement. Spring Hill was botched largely because of Hood's failure to communicate and his distance from the field. Franklin honestly cannot be spun as anything other than a senseless slaughter of amazing troops, and Nashville was the most decisive conquer of any Civil Battle army. Clearly there is a lot to criticize Hood for. HOWEVER, Sword does go too far. He harps too much on questionable claims, such as Hood's laudanum addiction, and discredited assertions including that Hood ordered the Franklin assault to punish his army, particularly Cheatham, for Spring Hill. In his conclusion, Sword FINALLY pulls the hatchet out and asserts Hood was never a amazing general, that his battlefield success in the East was essentially dumb luck, was a "sad, pathetic failure" as a man and a soldier, was a stupid anachronism, and that he essentially murdered his edless to say, this is too much. There is indeed a lot to be critical of, from the campaign itself, to logistics, to tactical performance, to judgement. I think few would argue that Hood was the man for this job. But anyone who thinks he was not a amazing battlefield leader in the ANV is beyond biased. John Bell Hood was a born warrior and as a brigade or division commander he was one of the Confederacy's best. As a corps and especially an troops commander in the West, he was out of his depth and it showed. I would argue he simply was promoted beyond his ability and the tragedy is he had only his own scheming and ambition to blame for that. Thus does a amazing soldier become a reviled commander. Grounds for harsh criticism certainly abound, but ultimately Sword took the low road. I recommend the book for the narrative of the campaign, especially Franklin, but not as an unbiased appraisal of General Hood.
Hood was a Confederate general who had poor luck from Gettysburg on. He kept making poor decisions through out the war. Sherman once said at the War of Atlanta " I'm so glad that Johnson was removed for Hood." We will take Atlanta.
Wiley Sword writes well of the tumultuous wars between JB Hood's Confederate Troops of Tenessee and General George Thomas's Federal units in one of the most bloody and calamitous of all Civil Battle e wars of Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville occurred concurrently with Sherman's March to the Sea and Grant's investiture of Petersburg. Although overshadowed by the latter, Sword is of the opinion that Thomas's eventual destruction of the Confederacy's western troops was central to the Union's win in our Civil War. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but for savagry of combat, quirks of personality, and impact of military politics, its tough to e War of Franklin featured a Confederate charge that was arguably more costly and viscious than Pickett's at Gettysburg. The War of Nashville featured a Union attack that was more thorough in it's success than perhaps any other related scale engagement. In the aftermath of the War of Spring Hill, lady luck smiled upon the Union more brightly than when she delivered Lee's "cigar orders" to McClellan before neral's Hood, Thomas, Cleborne, Schofield and other principals are fascinating characters whose personalities figured huge in their conduct during the campaign. Sword does a amazing job of describing these figures as men, providing enough backgorund to let the reader to understand their motives and actions during the is was a desperate winter campaign fought by Hood. Sword correctly portrays him as a man elevated beyond his command capacity. His soldiers valient and full of heart. Hood's lack of tactical finess wastes them versus the breastworks of Franklin. He then marched them to confront Thomas's growing federal legions at Nashville. A cold, ragged troops enduring snow, sleet and sub zero temperatures was perhaps tempermentally ill suited to withstand the onslaught of Thomas's superior numbers. When the final war came, it removed an entire troops from the Civil Battle Chessboard.Sword is an engaging writer and this intersting story moves along. The book is thorough but not boring. The only weaknesses were the maps -- I did not think there were enough and some of the ones provided were not detailed enough to let an simple visualization of the action. Sword also sometimes does not identify commanders as Union or Confederate, which can be confusing at the division or brigade level when one is relatively unfamiliar with these l in all, this in a very amazing book about a fascinating Civil Battle campaign.
This review is a preliminary report based on 7 days overview of Sword's acc of C.S.A. General Hood's final campaign. The author's prose easily flows with ebbs and floods of the campaign's preparations, building drama as it goes. Sword's mastery of the huge picture isn't hampered in the slightest by his command of fascinating and no less relevant detail, giving readers about as amazing a sense of what happened as if they were actually there themselves. Sword's work here makes a superb companion to any one of several works portraying the Federal side, which is laden with a drama all its own. An American History grad student, I strongly recommend The Confederacy's Latest Hurrah.M. D. Zeiler, JD