In this compelling and crisply written biography, historian Joseph Wheelan examines the life and wars of the indomitable General Phil Sheridan, whose leadership and aggressive tactics helped win the Civil War, crush the marauding Plains Indians--and save Yellowstone.
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About the Author
Joseph Wheelan is the author of Libby Prison Breakout, Mr. Adams's Last Crusade, Invading Mexico, Jefferson's War, and Jefferson's Vendetta. Before turning to writing books full time, Wheelan was a reporter and editor for The Associated Press for twenty-four years. He also reviewed books for the AP and, among other things, wrote about the Korean War and the continuing battle by its veterans to obtain government benefits for cold-weather injuries. He lives in Cary, North Carolina.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Rise from Obscurity 1
Chapter 2 Stones River 21
Chapter 3 Defeat and Victory at Chatanooga 39
Chapter 4 Sheridan's Cavalry Corps 57
Chapter 5 Killing Jeb Stuart 73
Chapter 6 The Shenandoah Valley 93
Chapter 7 Triumph at Winchester 107
Chapter 8 Burning the Valley 121
Chapter 9 Miracle at Cedar Creek 139
Chapter 10 The End of Jubal Early's Army 161
Chapter 11 Waterloo for the Confederacy 169
Chapter 12 The Race to Appomattox 187
Chapter 13 Ruler of the Southwest 209
Chapter 14 Winter War on the Southern Plains 229
Chapter 15 Lieutenant General Sheridan 249
Chapter 16 Final Conquest of the Plains Indians 263
Chapter 17 The Conservationist General 285
What People are Saying About This
"Wheelan has delivered an exciting and crisply written biography that, especially in his accounts of battles, fairly gallops across the page in the company of a personality who seemed to his own contemporaries like a god of war incarnated in the body of a pint-size Irish immigrant." -Wall Street Journal
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a superb book especially post-Civil War activities of Sheridan. He was part of an unbeatable trio which included Sherman and Grant. Probably best book about Sheridan written.
Wasnt it "Stonwall" Jackson that was Lees 'Terrible Swift Sword"??? Why is this book rebranding Generals to sell it self. Title alone aludes to revisionism. Not read it yet, but will update on completion.