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The White Tecumseh : a biography of General William T. Sherman

Author: Stanley P Hirshson
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hailed by his admirers as "a fighting prophet," cursed by his enemies as "the concentrated quintessence of Yankeedom," General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the most complex and fascinating figures in the history of the U.S. military. His fierce campaigns of the Civil War, climaxed by the burning of Atlanta and his famous march to the sea, are the stuff of legend. Yet, until now, much of Sherman's life and
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hirshson, Stanley P., 1928-
White Tecumseh.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1997
(OCoLC)645841652
Named Person: William T Sherman; William T Sherman; William T Sherman; William T Sherman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley P Hirshson
ISBN: 0471175781 9780471175780 0471283290 9780471283294
OCLC Number: 35222974
Description: xiv, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Of Raymonds and Streets, Hoyts and Shermans --
Beside the still waters --
"I regret I ever left the Army" --
A yankee in rebeldom --
The insanity of the South --
and of Uncle Charles --
Hamlet --
The same game as at Bull Run --
Bad day at Chickasaw --
Vicksburg and Sherman's first march --
Willy, Chattanooga, and Knoxville --
Commander of the armies --
"We must kill those three hundred thousand" --
"A scene I pray my eyes may never see again" --
"Gone to join Willy" --
The Carolinas --
"I will take a regiment of my old division and clear them all out" --
"Whatever we do here causes death" --
At war with Grant --
Of Lizzie and Tom --
Extreme unction --
Sherman: a brief assessment
Responsibility: Stanley P. Hirshson.
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Hailed by his admirers as "a fighting prophet," cursed by his enemies as "the concentrated quintessence of Yankeedom," General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the most complex and fascinating figures in the history of the U.S. military. His fierce campaigns of the Civil War, climaxed by the burning of Atlanta and his famous march to the sea, are the stuff of legend. Yet, until now, much of Sherman's life and troubled times have remained mired in controversy. In this.

Superbly detailed, scrupulously documented account, author Stanley P. Hirshson presents the most vivid, revealing, and complete biography ever of the controversial general. Drawing on a wealth of new information, including actual regimental histories, The White Tecumseh offers a refreshing new perspective on a brilliant, tormented soul and often misunderstood leader. Peeling away layers of myth and misconception, Hirshson draws a remarkable portrait of an enigmatic.

Temperamental, and unique individual - a man of enormous contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses; a loyal but largely absent husband and father; a determined and courageous, yet deeply flawed, military man. The White Tecumseh offers a fresh and frank assessment of Sherman as a military tactician. For the first time, we learn how he was regarded by his own men. The battle of Shiloh made Sherman a national figure, while defeat at Bull Run cast doubt on his judgment and.

Abilities. Publicly portrayed as an unbalanced hysteric - a perception fueled by his own proclamations of collusion and conspiracy - privately he suffered from depression, forever haunted by the mental instability that had plagued his mother's family. However, it was on the long campaigns and marches, such as his march across Mississippi in the summer of 1863, that Sherman's logistical and leadership abilities excelled. With the capture and razing of Atlanta in 1864.

Sherman's notoriety - and historical legacy - was assured.

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