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William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life

Author: James L McDonough
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A major new biography of one of America's most storied military figures. General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: William T Sherman; William T Sherman; William T Sherman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L McDonough
ISBN: 9780393241570 0393241572
OCLC Number: 939911299
Description: xiii, 816 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: death stared us all in the face --
My father named me William Tecumseh --
I was notified to prepare for West Point --
In the service of my country --
Sand and sun, Seminoles and Spaniards --
Military camaraderie, southern aristocracy, prospective matrimony --
And then there was a war on --
Deprived of military glory --
California again; a brand-new game --
Golden State banker --
I was fit for the army but nothing else --
In a hell of a fix --
No man can foresee the end --
Action at Bull Run --
"Crazy" in Kentucky --
Triumphant in Tennessee --
This is no common war --
The strongest place I ever saw --
The river of our greatness is free --
Why was I not killed at Vicksburg --
One hundred thousand strong --
I knew more of Georgia than the rebels did --
I want a bold push for Atlanta --
It's a big game, but I know I can do it --
Taking the war to the braggart Carolinians --
A soldier of renown --
General-in-chief --
General-in-chief, II --
We can only bow to the inevitable.
Responsibility: James Lee McDonough.

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A well-rounded study.... Everything about this book will interest readers who want to know more about antebellum America and the Civil War.--Starred Review [McDonough] tells this story well.--Thomas Read more...

 
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