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William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman (Loa #51) - (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 1136

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: General

Series Title: Library of America Civil War Memoirs Collection

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Library of America

Age Range: Teen

Author: William Tecumseh Sherman

Language: English

Street Date: October 1, 1990
TCIN: 76937962
UPC: 9780940450653
Item Number (DPCI): 247-02-4361


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.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

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