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Sherman A Biography General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said War is cruelty and you cannot refine it This statement has contributed to his mythic status as a grim visaged Civil War character who embodied implacabl

  • Title: Sherman: A Biography
  • Author: Steven E. Woodworth Wesley K. Clark
  • ISBN: 9780230610248
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sherman: A Biography By Steven E. Woodworth Wesley K. Clark, General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it This statement has contributed to his mythic status as a grim visaged Civil War character who embodied implacable war Utilizing unique and highly successful maneuvering techniques, Sherman was an original, decisive, and efficient leader Rising steadily through the ranks duringGeneral William Tecumseh Sherman famously said War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it This statement has contributed to his mythic status as a grim visaged Civil War character who embodied implacable war Utilizing unique and highly successful maneuvering techniques, Sherman was an original, decisive, and efficient leader Rising steadily through the ranks during the Civil War, Sherman quickly became Ulysses S Grant s right hand man He went on to lead the Union capture of Atlanta, a major victory that contributed to Lincoln s reelection during a tough phase of the war Legend has him burning a sixty mile wide swath of desolation across the South, but while he held the harsh view that the Southern people must feel the pain of the war if it were ever to end, he also showed courtesy and restraint to those Southerners he encountered and strictly limited the destruction to strategic targets An integral component to the North s success, Sherman was directed and single minded in his pursuit of Union victory and a re united country Acclaimed Civil War historian Steven E Woodworth delivers a nuanced, insightful portrait of General Sherman, as a man who shied away from the spotlight and only wanted the war to end as quickly as possible.

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    1. A decent introduction Could use analysis of his strange family life, complicated politics and Cioran ish prose style.

    2. This book is supposed to be from a series on leadership via generals, but I couldn t find much in the way of it in this biography Sherman did what he had to do the way he felt he had to do it He had to adopt an unconventional strategy turning his back on Hood and making Georgia howl as his crew of bummers ransacked the state for supplies He thought it would work, and it did Actually, I suppose the biggest lesson was in the line of how to act like a subordinate in such a way as to get what you w [...]

    3. This book is supposed to be part of a series on leadership via generals, but what was there must be inferredexcept for Sherman s use of maneuver warfare That, was aptly demonstrated In this audible book, Wesley Clark babbles through an introduction to little effect I ll admit that this book was a good intro to his life and is fine work for those who want a quick and accessible entree, but it fell short of a leadership lessons Instead of the usual writing about generals, i.e details about their b [...]

    4. I knew next to nothing about Sherman, so this was a good intro to his life His childhood played a huge part in the choices he made as an adult and like many officers in the Union Army at the time, he had many connections with the south I thought one paragraph in particular very timely He was offering advice to Grant on how to handle the southern population after the war and remarked that poor and middle income whites put their trust in their government institutions even though these were in fact [...]

    5. As is the case with the American Presidents series being edited by Schlesinger, this book gives a general overview of Sherman s life and provides some good details about his major military campaigns If you re looking for an in depth account of his life, I would advise you to look elsewhere, but if, like me, you realized one day that you really didn t know much about one of the major players in the Civil War and wanted to quickly get caught up, then this is the book for you Woodworth does a good [...]

    6. A very good and concise life of one of the most important military leaders of the Civil War He was Grant s right hand man A tremendous leader who was not afraid to get his hands dirty and wasn t above doing the work of the common soldier He had tremendous drivec and determination He was well respected by his men and fellow officers He tended to make a success of most of what he attempted and was ofter very discouraged when he did not This discouragement didn t last very long, because he had obj [...]

    7. This is a nice brief introduction to William Tecumseh Sherman, one of the most important Union generals in the Civil War This is a part of a series on military leaders that seems to have a similar mission as the American Presidents series In short, a brief introduction to a major figure.As such, this is a fine work for those who want a quick and accessible entree to the subject s life I tend to prefer larger volumes that go into much detail, but works such as this have a useful place for those [...]

    8. I learned a lot about Sherman and I enjoyed that However, I didn t love the way it was written I haven t read a military biography before so perhaps that plays a role I actually listened to this on CD and really did not care for the reader He read the book very fast you could understand it clearly but it was obnoxious and it made me think the whole time that perhaps he had to be somewhere else to be or maybe he was limited to the number of CDs he could record.

    9. This book is part of a series Great Generals Series These concise biographies are true to the word concise Basically they are very good introductions to the subject person I recommend all of them They are well written, informative, and again concise What you don t get is a 750 page door stop that is a slog to read.

    10. I found this book to be enlightening It described a man and his rise through the ranks of the military Being the first book I have read on this time period, I can t really say that it is good or bad but it was certainly interesting and different than what we learned in school I have to find books like this.

    11. I love Sherman, but this book didn t really do him justice He was a fascinating man, absolutely brilliant, but that doesn t come across as well as in other books I ve read about him I loved seeing him in Gods and Generals and in Killer Angels The Shaaras series shows Sherman s true genius.

    12. A satisfying short account of the Civil War Union general who revolutionized warfare with his focus on destroying the enemy s infrastructure rather than his armies I learned that Sherman is buried in St Louis.

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