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William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life / James Lee McDonough.

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Kirtland Community College Library E 467.1 .S55 M33 2017 30775305530090 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0393354202
  • ISBN: 9780393354201
  • Physical Description: xiii, 816 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York ; W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2017.

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Prologue: death stared us all in the face -- My father named me William Tecumseh -- I was notified to prepare for West Point -- In the service of my country -- Sand and sun, Seminoles and Spaniards -- Military camaraderie, southern aristocracy, prospective matrimony -- And then there was a war on -- Deprived of military glory -- California again: a brand-new game -- Golden State banker -- I was fit for the army but nothing else -- In a hell of a fix -- No man can foresee the end -- Action at Bull Run -- "Crazy" in Kentucky -- Triumphant in Tennessee -- This is no common war -- The strongest place I ever saw -- The river of our greatness is free -- Why was I not killed at Vicksburg? -- One hundred thousand strong -- I knew more of Georgia than the rebels did -- I want a bold push for Atlanta -- It's a big game, but I know I can do it -- Taking the war to the braggart Carolinians -- A soldier of renown -- General-in-chief, I -- General-in-chief, II -- We can only bow to the inevitable.
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General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. In this new biography of one of America's most storied military figures, James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family.
Subject: Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
United States. Army > Biography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Biography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns.
Generals > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biography.

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William Tecumseh Sherman: in the Service of My Country : A Life
William Tecumseh Sherman: in the Service of My Country : A Life
by McDonough, James Lee
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Table of Contents

William Tecumseh Sherman: in the Service of My Country : A Life

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Prefacep. xi
Prologue Death Stared Us All in the Facep. 1
Chapter 1My Father Named Me William Tecumsehp. 20
Chapter 2I Was Notified to Prepare for West Pointp. 32
Chapter 3In the Service of My Countryp. 46
Chapter 4Sand and Sun, Seminoles and Spaniardsp. 63
Chapter 5Military Camaraderie, Southern Aristocracy, Prospective Matrimonyp. 84
Chapter 6And Then There Was A War Onp. 101
Chapter 7Deprived of Military Gloryp. 123
Chapter 8California Again-a Brand-New Gamep. 148
Chapter 9Golden State Bankerp. 173
Chapter 10I Was Fit for the Army But Nothing Elsep. 203
Chapter 11In a Hell of a Fixp. 221
Chapter 12No Man Can Foresee the Endp. 238
Chapter 13Action at Bull Runp. 254
Chapter 14"Crazy" in Kentuckyp. 274
Chapter 15Triumphant in Tennesseep. 300
Chapter 16This is no Common Warp. 325
Chapter 17The Strongest Place I Ever Sawp. 350
Chapter 18The River of Our Greatness is Freep. 375
Chapter 19Why Was I Not Killed at Vicksburg?p. 415
Chapter 20One Hundred Thousand Strongp. 448
Chapter 21I Knew More of Georgia Than the Rebels Didp. 472
Chapter 22I Want a Bold Push for Atlantap. 498
Chapter 23It's a Big Game, But I Know I Can Do Itp. 546
Chapter 24Taking the War to the Braggart Caroliniansp. 594
Chapter 25A Soldier of Renownp. 625
Chapter 26General-In-Chief, Ip. 665
Chapter 27General-In-Chief, IIp. 690
Chapter 28We Can Only Bow to the Inevitablep. 712
Acknowledgmentsp. 723
About the Sourcesp. 725
Notesp. 727
Indexp. 787

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