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Author Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-2013.

Title American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman / John S. D. Eisenhower.

Publication Info. New York, New York : NAL Caliber, 2014.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Biography  BIO SHERMAN    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 332 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index.
Summary The Rise of William T Sherman -- Early Life -- California -- The Bleak Years-1850-1861 -- The Union Above All -- Bull Run -- Sherman Finds His Niche-With Grant -- Shiloh Restores Sherman's Reputation -- A Hard Winter at Vicksburg -- The Guns of Vicksburg -- The Bastion Falls -- Chattanooga -- Sherman Assumes Command -- Commander in the West -- The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain -- The Fall of Atlanta -- Marching Through Georgia -- Savannah -- Meeting at City Point -- Surrender -- Troubled Peace -- General of The Army -- Taps.
A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures—the soldier who brought the fight not only to the Confederate Army, but to Confederate civilians as well. Yet Eisenhower, a West Point graduate and a retired brigadier general (Army Reserves), finds in Sherman a man of startling contrasts, not at all defined by the implications of "total war." His scruffy, disheveled appearance belied an unconventional and unyielding intellect. Intensely loyal to superior officers, especially Ulysses S. Grant, he was also a stalwart individualist. Confident enough to make demands face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the problems of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed "no soldier" during his years at West Point, Sherman later rose to the rank of General of the Army, and though deeply committed to the Union cause, he held the people of the South in great affection. In this remarkable reassessment of Sherman’s life and career, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint in the Army, to his years as a businessman in California and his hurried return to uniform at the outbreak of the war. From Bull Run through Sherman’s epic March to the Sea, Eisenhower offers up a fascinating narrative of a military genius whose influence helped preserve the Union—and forever changed war.
Subject Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
Generals -- Biography.
United States. Army -- Biography.
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628.
ISBN 9780451471352 (hardcover)
0451471350 (hardcover)
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