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The destructive war : William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans

Author: Charles Royster
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Random House [distributor], 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the moment the Civil War began, partisans on both sides were calling not just for victory but for extermination. And both sides found leaders who would oblige. In this vivid and fearfully persuasive book, Charles Royster looks at William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson, the men who came to embody the apocalyptic passions of North and South, and re-creates their characters, their strategies, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Royster, Charles.
Destructive war.
New York : Knopf : Random House [distributor], 1991
(OCoLC)551443774
Online version:
Royster, Charles.
Destructive war.
New York : Knopf : Random House [distributor], 1991
(OCoLC)607852170
Named Person: William T Sherman; Stonewall Jackson; Stonewall Jackson; William T Sherman; Stonewall Jackson; William T Sherman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Royster
ISBN: 0394524853 9780394524856
OCLC Number: 22907203
Description: xii, 523 pages, [16] pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Charles Royster.
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From the moment the Civil War began, partisans on both sides were calling not just for victory but for extermination. And both sides found leaders who would oblige. In this vivid and fearfully persuasive book, Charles Royster looks at William Tecumseh Sherman and Stonewall Jackson, the men who came to embody the apocalyptic passions of North and South, and re-creates their characters, their strategies, and the feelings they inspired in their countrymen. At once an incisive dual biography, hypnotically engrossing military history, and a cautionary examination of the American penchant for patriotic bloodshed, The Destructive War is a work of enormous power.

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