The New York Times best-selling biography of one of America’s most storied military figures.General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Evolving from a spirited student at West Point, Sherman became a general who fought in some of the Civil War’s most decisive campaigns―Shiloh, Vicksburg, Atlanta―until finally, seeking a swift ending to th...
Paperback: 832 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 13, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.3 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 51749
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A very easy to read, well researched, from mostly primary sources, biography of arguably the best union general in the civil war. The sources the author uses are mostly letters (Sherman wrote an a large number of letters). While this biography does...
rendous casualties, he devastated southern resources on his famous March to the Sea across the Carolinas. Later, as general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, Sherman relentlessly paved the way west during the Indian wars. James Lee McDonough’s fresh insight reveals a man tormented by fears that history would pass him by and that he would miss his chance to serve his country. Drawing on years of research, McDonough delves into Sherman’s dramatic personal life, including his strained relationship with his wife, his personal debts, and his young son’s death. The result is a remarkable, illuminating portrait of an American icon.8 pages of illustrations, 10 maps