The White Tecumseh: A Biography of General William T. Sherman

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Extraordinarily readable. --Paul D. Casdorph, author of Jackson and Lee

Best remembered as the man who burned Atlanta and marched his army to the sea, cutting a swath of destruction through Georgia, William Tecumseh Sherman remains one of the most vital figures in Civil War annals. In The White Tecumseh, Stanley Hirshson has crafted a beautiful and rigorous work of scholarship, the only life of Sherman to draw on regimental histories and testimonies by the general's own men. What emerges is a landmark portrait of a brilliant but tormented soul, haunted by a family legacy of mental illness and relentlessly driven to realize a powerful military ambition.

Sympathetic yet excellent . . . insight into how Sherman's own troops felt about him and his relationships with fellow generals, especially Grant. . . . Highly recommended. --Library Journal

Author: Stanley P. Hirshson
Publisher: Wiley
Published: 09/07/1998
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.54lbs
Size: 9.22h x 6.14w x 1.35d
ISBN13: 9780471283294
ISBN10: 0471283290
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Historical
- History | United States | Civil War Period (1850-1877)

About the Author
STANLEY P. HIRSHSON is Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York, and the author of Farewell to the Bloody Shirt: Northern Republicans and the Southern Negro, 1877-1893. He lives in Closter, New Jersey.

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