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

Author: James L McDonough; David Drummond, (Narrator)
Publisher: Old Waybrook, CT : Tantor, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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 separated from his family.
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: William T Sherman; William T Sherman
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James L McDonough; David Drummond, (Narrator)
ISBN: 9781515904687 1515904687
OCLC Number: 950413526
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by David Drummond.
Description: 23 audio discs (28.5 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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, I --
General-in-chief, II --
We can only bow to the inevitable.
Responsibility: James Lee McDonough.

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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 separated from his family.

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