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William Tecumseh Sherman In The Service Of My Country A Life

Author : James Lee McDonough
ISBN : 9780393242126
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War’s most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war’s swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman’s warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day.

Fierce Patriot

Author : Robert L. O'Connell
ISBN : 0812982126
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.

Memoirs Of General W T Sherman

Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
ISBN : 0940450658
Genre : Literary Collections
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The controversial Union General looks back on his life, his memories of the South and West, and his experiences during the Civil War


Author : John F. Marszalek
ISBN : 0809327856
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents the life of the famed Civil War general, including his childhood, the beginning of his career in the military, and his controversial use of destructive war.

No Disgrace To My Country

Author : Eugene C. Tidball
ISBN : 0873387228
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From his start as a West Point graduate - Class of 1848 - to his retirement as a brigadier general more than forty years later, John C. Tidball saw much that shaped the United States and its army. Having protected President Lincoln during his First Inaugural, he served with the Army of the Potomac as a battery commander, a horse artillery brigade commander, and a corps artillery commander. Beginning with the First Battle of Bull Run, Tidball saw action in nearly all the major engagements in the Eastern Theater, including Chancellorsville, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Antietam, and Petersburg. Using previously unpublished wartime letters and memoirs, Eugene C. Tidball captivates the reader with the story of his most famous relative's years in service to his country. The descriptions of battles and skirmishes offer first-person accounts of the action as well as the men he served with - men such as Irvin McDowell, Ambrose Burnside, and Henry Hunt. Tidball's account extends beyond the Civil War to include his recounting of the Supreme Court's delivery of the Dred Scott decision; his command of the military District of Alaska; his traversing the Southwest in 1853 as a member of the 35th Parellel Pacific Railroad Survey; and his service as aide-de-camp to General-in-Chief William Tecumseh Sherman.

Sherman S Civil War

Author : William Tecumseh Sherman
ISBN : UOM:39015043803769
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first major modern edition of Sherman's wartime correspondence, featuring the general's thoughts on politics, military operations, slavery & emancipation, & more.

Custer S Trials

Author : T. J. Stiles
ISBN : 0307592642
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner, a brilliant new biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer that radically changes our view of the man and his turbulent times. In this magisterial biography, T. J. Stiles paints a portrait of Custer both deeply personal and sweeping in scope, proving how much of Custer's legacy has been ignored. He demolishes Custer's historical caricature, revealing a capable yet insecure man, intelligent yet bigoted, passionate yet self-destructive, a romantic individualist at odds with the institution of the military (court-martialed twice in six years) and the new corporate economy, a wartime emancipator who rejected racial equality. Stiles argues that, although Custer was justly noted for his exploits on the western frontier, he also played a central role as both a wide-ranging participant and polarizing public figure in his extraordinary, transformational time--a time of civil war, emancipation, brutality toward Native Americans, and, finally, the industrial revolution--even as he became one of its casualties. Intimate, dramatic, and provocative, this biography captures the larger story of the changing nation in Custer's tumultuous marriage to his highly educated wife, Libbie, their complicated relationship with Eliza Brown, the forceful black woman who ran their household, as well as his battles and expeditions. It casts surprising new light on one of the best-known figures of American history, a subject of seemingly endless fascination.

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