William Tecumseh Sherman In the Service of My Country A Life

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 the war’s horrendous 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.

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  • Author : James Lee McDonough
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 832 pages
  • ISBN : 0393242129
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 10 reviews
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William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life
  • Author : James Lee McDonough
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 14 June 2016
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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 the war’s horrendous casualties, he devastated southern resources on his famous March to the Sea

Memoirs

Memoirs
  • Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 01 August 2000
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Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to

The Scourge of War

The Scourge of War
  • Author : Brian Holden Reid
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 06 December 2021
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Formative years, 1822-1861 -- Working his way, March 1861-March 1864 -- Command of the military division of the Mississippi -- Things will never be the same again: the reckoning.

Fierce Patriot

Fierce Patriot
  • Author : Robert L. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 26 May 2015
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • William Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape—and the American character. America’s first “celebrity” general, William Tecumseh Sherman was a man of many faces. Some were exalted in the public eye, others known only to his intimates. In this bold, revisionist portrait, Robert L. O’Connell captures the man in

The Destructive War

The Destructive War
  • Author : Charles Royster
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 14 September 2011
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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

William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West

William Tecumseh Sherman and the Settlement of the West
  • Author : Robert G. Athearn
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 06 December 1995
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William Tecumseh Sherman is known primarily for having cut a swath of destruction through Georgia and the Carolinas during the Civil War. From the fame of these years, however, he moved into an eighteen-year phase of “insuring the tranquility” of the vast region of the American West. As commander of the Division of the Missouri from 1865 to 1869 and General of the Army of the United States under President Grant from 1869 to 1883, Sherman facilitated expansion and settlement in the West while

William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (LOA #51)

William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (LOA #51)
  • Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Release : 01 October 1990
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Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often

Fierce Patriot

Fierce Patriot
  • Author : Robert L. O'Connell
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 06 December 2021
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A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his character to discuss such topics as his achievements as a military strategist, his contributions to the Transcontinental Railroad and his tempestuous family relationships. 20,000 first printing.

American General

American General
  • Author : John S.D. Eisenhower
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 07 October 2014
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From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as “the first modern general.” Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic man of complex character. A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures—the

Home Letters of General Sherman

Home Letters of General Sherman
  • Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 06 December 2021
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This well-edited collection of Sherman's letters span his lifetime. It includes letters from every major period of his life, including the Georgia Campaign and the end of the Civil War. It offers insight into Sherman's motives, strategies and his character.

The White Tecumseh

The White Tecumseh
  • Author : Stanley P. Hirshson
  • Publisher : Wiley
  • Release : 09 April 1997
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"Extraordinarily readable." --Paul D. Casdorph, author of Jackson and Lee Best remembered as the man who burned Atlanta and marched his army to the sea, cutting a swath of destruction through Georgia, William Tecumseh Sherman remains one of the most vital figures in Civil War annals. In The White Tecumseh, Stanley Hirshson has crafted a beautiful and rigorous work of scholarship, the only life of Sherman to draw on regimental histories and testimonies by the general's own men. What emerges