Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan

Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan

by Joseph Wheelan

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ISBN-13: 9780306821981
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 577,844
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue xiii

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

Epilogue 307

Notes 315

Bibliography 351

Index 363

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"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

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Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General Philip H. Sheridan 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.