By John S. D. Eisenhower

ISBN-10: 0698168992

ISBN-13: 9780698168992

From revered historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a stunning portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil struggle common whose course of destruction reduce the Confederacy in , broke the desire of the Southern inhabitants, and earned him a spot in heritage as “the first smooth general.” but at the back of his popularity as a fierce warrior was once a sympathetic guy of complicated character.

A century and a part after the Civil struggle, Sherman continues to be one in every of its so much debatable figures—the soldier who introduced the struggle not just to the accomplice military, yet to accomplice civilians to boot. but Eisenhower, a West element graduate and a retired brigadier normal (Army Reserves), unearths in Sherman a guy of startling contrasts, certainly not outlined through the consequences of “total war.” His scruffy, raveled visual appeal belied an unconventional and unyielding mind. Intensely dependable to more advantageous officials, in particular Ulysses S. furnish, he was once additionally a stalwart individualist. convinced sufficient to make calls for face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the issues of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed “no soldier” in the course of his years at West element, Sherman later rose to the rank of normal of the military, and notwithstanding deeply dedicated to the Union reason, he held the folks of the South in nice affection.

In this extraordinary reassessment of Sherman’s lifestyles and occupation, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint within the military, to his years as a businessman in California and his moved quickly go back to uniform on the outbreak of the conflict. From Bull Run via Sherman’s epic March to the ocean, Eisenhower bargains up a desirable narrative of an army genius whose impression helped defend the Union—and endlessly replaced battle.

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