Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (Complete and Unabridged)

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One of the most colorful figures in Civil War history, General William Tecumseh Sherman was also one of the most complex and intriguing individuals in the war. To some, he was a barbarian; to others, a deliverer. Sherman was and still is immensely quotable. He was also very opinionated and outspoken. "The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman" is a must-read for anyone studying the Civil War. Though somewhat lengthy, Sherman's memoirs are anything but dry. Many have found this book to be an engaging and very ...
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One of the most colorful figures in Civil War history, General William Tecumseh Sherman was also one of the most complex and intriguing individuals in the war. To some, he was a barbarian; to others, a deliverer. Sherman was and still is immensely quotable. He was also very opinionated and outspoken. "The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman" is a must-read for anyone studying the Civil War. Though somewhat lengthy, Sherman's memoirs are anything but dry. Many have found this book to be an engaging and very worthwhile autobiography, which any student of the war may profit by reading. Hailed as a prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, Sherman is the most controversial general of the Civil War. "War is cruelty, 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 and a fascinating, eerie account of his famous march to the sea.
After the Civil War ended, Sherman found himself facing a number of public misrepresentations. Sherman undertook the writing of his memoirs to clear things up. The historical value of "The Memoirs of W. T. Sherman" is enormous. Sherman contributed a great deal to the war, and was partially responsible for the war ending when it did. He conducted one of the most brilliant military campaigns in modern history (actually, they were three campaigns--Atlanta, Savannah, and the Carolinas) and accomplished what many considered to be the impossible. His policy of total war, applied in the South, was utilized by Sheridan in the Shenandoah. Thanks to Sherman's memoirs, we have a step-by-step account of how this policy developed. As a writer, Sherman is engaging, interesting, easy-to-read, and to the point. If you enjoy history or want a detailed view of the Civil War, you will enjoy "The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781450532044
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 606
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.22 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2003

    General Sherman in his own words

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    General Sherman had grit.

    "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!"

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    Posted June 10, 2012

    War

    War!

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