Memoirs of General William T. Sherman

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William Tecumseh Sherman was an American soldier, businessman, educator, and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States. Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general". Hailed as a prophet of modern war and condemned as a harbinger of modern barbarism, Sherman is the most controversial general of the Civil War. "War is cruelty, 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 and a fascinating, eerie account of the famous march through the Carolinas.
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display_description Remembered by history as the first modern general, William Tecumseh Sherman wrote his Memoirs ten years after the end of the Civil War. It served as a personal account of his experiences as a powerful Union general, and also as a history of the events that had taken place since the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846. He later reflected on his intentions in writing these Memoirs, stating his wish "to be a witness on the stand before the great tribunal of history." Upon its publication in 1875 the book received controversial reviews; Sherman was praised for his outstanding command of military strategy, but was also censured for his harsh "scorched earth" policies which he implemented against the Confederate forces. This first-hand account of military strategy and the hells of war is, most of all, a compelling narrative of one of the greatest tragedies in United States history.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Generals -- United States -- Biography, Sherman, William T. -- (William Tecumseh), -- 1820-1891, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, United States. -- Army -- Biography
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title_full Memoirs of General William T. Sherman [electronic resource] Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891., Memoirs of General William T. Sherman by himself. Foreword by B. H. Liddell Hart
title_short Memoirs of General William T. Sherman
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