Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order

Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order

by John F. Marszalek
     
 

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Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order is the definitive biography of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War commander known for his "destructive war" policy against Confederates and as a consummate soldier. With a new preface by the author, this award-winning book presents the general as a complicated man who, fearing anarchy, searched for the order that he hoped… See more details below

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Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order is the definitive biography of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War commander known for his "destructive war" policy against Confederates and as a consummate soldier. With a new preface by the author, this award-winning book presents the general as a complicated man who, fearing anarchy, searched for the order that he hoped would make his life a success. This fascinating biography, which includes forty-six illustrations, effectively refutes misconceptions surrounding the controversial Union general and presents Sherman the man, not the myth.

About the Author:
John F. Marszalek is W. L. Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Mississippi State University

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This provocative and ably written biography views Sherman's military career in light of his passion for social order and intellectual certainty. (Jan.)
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“John Marszalek’s no-nonsense biography covers all the bases.”—Washington Post Book World

“A thoughtful and generally sympathetic biography of one of the Civil War’s most controversial commanders.”—USA Today

“In Sherman, John F. Marszalek has written the premier biography of the brilliant Civil War general. Based on exhaustive research, written smoothly, and argued intelligently, it easily surpasses any existing volume on William Tecumseh Sherman’s lengthy and controversial life.”—Journal of American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679749899
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library Series
Edition description:
1st Vintage Civil War library ed
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.97(h) x 1.43(d)

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