American General: The Life and Times of William Tecumseh by John S. D. Eisenhower

By John S. D. Eisenhower

From revered historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a stunning portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil warfare normal whose direction of destruction reduce the Confederacy in , broke the desire of the Southern inhabitants, and earned him a spot in heritage as “the first smooth general.” but in the back of his recognition as a fierce warrior was once a sympathetic guy of complicated character.

A century and a part after the Civil warfare, Sherman continues to be considered one of its such a lot arguable figures—the soldier who introduced the struggle not just to the accomplice military, yet to accomplice civilians in addition. but Eisenhower, a West element graduate and a retired brigadier common (Army Reserves), reveals in Sherman a guy of startling contrasts, in no way outlined via the results of “total war.” His scruffy, raveled visual appeal belied an unconventional and unyielding mind. Intensely unswerving to more desirable officials, particularly Ulysses S. provide, he used to be additionally a stalwart individualist. convinced sufficient to make calls for face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the issues of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed “no soldier” in the course of his years at West aspect, Sherman later rose to the rank of common of the military, and notwithstanding deeply devoted to the Union reason, he held the folk of the South in nice affection.

In this notable reassessment of Sherman’s lifestyles and profession, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint within the military, to his years as a businessman in California and his moved quickly go back to uniform on the outbreak of the warfare. From Bull Run via Sherman’s epic March to the ocean, Eisenhower bargains up a desirable narrative of an army genius whose impression helped protect the Union—and without end replaced battle.

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