Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman

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Library of America, 1990 - Literary Collections - 1136 pages
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Hailed as prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most controversial general of the American Civil War. “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is filled with dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive energy and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and often outspoken wartime orders and reports. This complex self-portrait of an innovative and relentless American warrior provides firsthand accounts of the war's crucial events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the marches through Georgia and the Carolinas.

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Review: Memoirs of General WT Sherman (Library of America #51)

User Review  - Chris Wolfington - Goodreads

A must read for Civil War buffs and recommended for military buffs. Sherman recounts his life, mostly in the war, and provides his reports to describe his battles. This makes it exceptionally accurate ... Read full review

Review: The Memoirs of General WT Sherman, Volume I

User Review  - Mark A. - Goodreads

Great read! I look forward to Volume II. It was fascinating to read the General's words through pivotal times in our history. His account reflects his personality as he strives to give a candid memoir of the experiences he had. Read full review

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Charles Royster, editor of this volume, is Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author ofThe Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans.

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