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The Resource American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman, John S. D. Eisenhower

American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman, John S. D. Eisenhower

Label
American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman
Title
American general
Title remainder
the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman
Statement of responsibility
John S. D. Eisenhower
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures - the soldier who brought the fight not only to the Confederate Army, but to Confederate civilians as well. Yet Eisenhower, a West Point graduate and a retired brigadier general (Army Reserves), finds in Sherman a man of startling contrasts, not at all defined by the implications of "total war." His scruffy, disheveled appearance belied an unconventional and unyielding intellect. Intensely loyal to superior officers, especially Ulysses S. Grant, he was also a stalwart individualist. Confident enough to make demands face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the problems of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed "no soldier" during his years at West Point, Sherman later rose to the rank of General of the Army, and though deeply committed to the Union cause, he held the people of the South in great affection. In this remarkable reassessment of Sherman's life and career, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman's Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint in the Army, to his years as a businessman in California and his hurried return to uniform at the outbreak of the war. From Bull Run through Sherman's epic March to the Sea, Eisenhower offers up a fascinating narrative of a military genius whose influence helped preserve the Union - and forever changed war
Summary
Presents the life and accomplishments of the unconventional United States general who proved a key figure in the military actions of the Civil War
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10360389
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-2013
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenhower, John S. D.
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sherman, William T.
  • United States
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Sherman, William T.
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman
Label
American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman, John S. D. Eisenhower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of William T. Sherman. Early life -- California -- The bleak years, 1850-1861 -- The Union above all -- Bull Run -- Sherman finds his niche with Grant -- Shiloh restores Sherman's reputation -- A hard winter at Vicksburg -- The bastion falls -- Chattanooga -- Sherman assumes command. Commander in the West -- The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain -- The fall of Atlanta -- Marching through Georgia -- Savannah -- Meeting at City Point -- Surrender -- Troubled peace -- General of the army -- Taps
Control code
ocn871336204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780451471352
Lccn
2014013270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871336204
Label
American general : the life and times of William Tecumseh Sherman, John S. D. Eisenhower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise of William T. Sherman. Early life -- California -- The bleak years, 1850-1861 -- The Union above all -- Bull Run -- Sherman finds his niche with Grant -- Shiloh restores Sherman's reputation -- A hard winter at Vicksburg -- The bastion falls -- Chattanooga -- Sherman assumes command. Commander in the West -- The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain -- The fall of Atlanta -- Marching through Georgia -- Savannah -- Meeting at City Point -- Surrender -- Troubled peace -- General of the army -- Taps
Control code
ocn871336204
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780451471352
Lccn
2014013270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)871336204

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