Memoirs

Memoirs

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by William Tecumseh Sherman
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 burn a trail of destruction that split the Confederacy and ended the war. His strategy forever changed the nature of warfare and earned him eternal infamy throughout the South.

Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes by Sherman biographer Michael Fellman.

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ISBN-13:
9781101177242
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
880
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1875, General William Tecumseh 'Cump' Sherman published the first edition of his memoirs. They were controversial to say the least. Eleven years later he published his second edition, with two new chapters, and appendixes. This simply made sure that the memoirs remained controversial. Even today there seems to be no middle ground. He is either a great general, or an overrated one. There have been many biographies and books about Sherman the man, but none are as rewarding as these memoirs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp, pick up their rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies,which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all, there would be news from hell before breakfast!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a history buff and in particular of the civil war this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Little girl named Nova discovers draagons live below her house. Dragon hive comes out and strikes war. Nova is accepted into hive. Dragons try to convert world into peace. Book 2 is made of your choices...
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
War!