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The Resource William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life, James Lee McDonough

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

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William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life
Title
William Tecumseh Sherman
Title remainder
in the service of my country : a life
Statement of responsibility
James Lee McDonough
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War's most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war's swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman's warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day."--
Summary
A biography of the lauded general explores his involvement in the Civil War's most decisive battles, his good friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained marriage, the loss of his young son and his plague of personal debts
Writing style
Assigning source
Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.S55
LC item number
M348 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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in the service of my country : a life
Label
William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life, James Lee McDonough
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 727-785) and index
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volume
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Content category
text
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Contents
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 -- General-in-chief, II -- We can only bow to the inevitable
Control code
20654719
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 816 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393354201
Lccn
2016007023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939911299
  • (OCoLC)939911299
Label
William Tecumseh Sherman : in the service of my country : a life, James Lee McDonough
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 727-785) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 -- General-in-chief, II -- We can only bow to the inevitable
Control code
20654719
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 816 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393354201
Lccn
2016007023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn939911299
  • (OCoLC)939911299

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