A significant new biography of 1 of America’s so much storied army figures.
common Sherman’s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless chief. but Sherman proved way more advanced than his mythical army strategies display. James Lee McDonough deals clean perception right into a guy affected by the terror that historical past might cross him by way of, who used to be suffering from own money owed, and who lived a lot of his lifestyles separated from his relations. As a soldier, Sherman developed from a lively pupil at West aspect right into a normal who advised the Civil War’s such a lot decisive campaigns, rendered right here in picture aspect. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war’s fast finish by means of devastating Southern assets within the Carolinas and on his well-known March to the ocean. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman’s hot friendship with Ulysses S. provide, his strained dating together with his spouse, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the dying of his younger son, Willy. the result's a extraordinary, accomplished lifetime of an American icon whose legacy resonates to at the present time. eight pages of illustrations, 10 maps
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