The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of William Tecumseh Sherman by Charles River Editors

The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of William Tecumseh Sherman

byCharles River Editors

Kobo ebook | July 12, 2012

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*Includes 25 pictures of Sherman and important people, places, and events in his life.*Includes a Table of Contents*Includes footnotes and a bibliographyWilliam Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 February 14, 1891) holds a unique position in American history. Synonymous with barbarity in the South, Sherman is lauded as a war hero in the North, and modern historians consider him the harbinger of total war. As a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (186165), Sherman was recognized for his outstanding command of military strategy but criticized for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States, especially in 1864 and 1865. Military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general." Sherman spent a majority of the war out west, although it is often forgotten that he was a brigade commander at the First Battle of Bull Run, and that the Civil War actually finished with General Joseph E. Johnston surrendering to Sherman weeks after Appomattox. By 1865, Sherman was the second most popular general in the North behind Grant, and history has accorded him a strong Civil War legacy.Nevertheless, Sherman remains controversial across much of the United States today. He was unquestionably instrumental at battles like Shiloh, his victory in the Atlanta Campaign reassured Lincolns reelection, and his March to the Sea revolutionized total warfare. At the same time, the South considered him akin to a terrorist, violating the norms of warfare by targeting civilians, and accuse him of needlessly burning Atlanta and Columbia. In many ways, Sherman is still the scourge of the South, nearly 150 years after he vowed to make Georgia howl. Although Shermans Civil War record has come to define his legacy, the man himself has given way to the controversies, legends, and accusations surrounding his life and actions. The Worlds Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of William Tecumseh Sherman addresses the controversies and the battles, but it also humanizes a man who had to battle mental demons and a political and military hierarchy within the Union Army before becoming one of the men who defeated the Confederacy. Along with pictures of Sherman and other important people and events in his life, you will learn about the great general like you never have before, in no time at all.
Title:The World's Greatest Generals: The Life and Career of William Tecumseh ShermanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 12, 2012Publisher:Charles River EditorsLanguage:English

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