This book is available for free download in a number of formats - including epub, pdf, azw, mobi and more. 5: Atlanta CampaignBattles about Kenesaw MountainJune . Buy The Review of General Sherman's Memoirs by Moulton, Charles William online on Amazon.ae at best prices. Ok, this book approaches 1,000 pages in length - yet read faster than most books I've read. He writes of what he knows, and records it with his own brand of quiet authority. If you are a civil war buff, this is must reading. This original edition of Shermans Personal Memoirs … You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at … Reviled by Tea Partiers as a war criminal and remembered by everyone who didn’t vote for George Wallace as the man who was to American slavery what Sir Arthur Harris was to the Holocaust, Sherman was in fact a complex and highly intelligent man whose memoirs are worth reading on several levels. “General Sherman’s Memoirs are valuable precisely because they strip away the ardor by which the man was judged a saint or a Satan, and restore him as a soldier who knew that, however painful, the shortest course through war is always the best.” — Dallas Morning News. Obviously, in his memoirs - written long after-the-fact - he would have taken care to present this impression, knowing well by then of its historical importance. 50: Atlanta CampaignBattles about AtlantaJuly 1864 . Preview this book » What people are saying - Write a review. But the many and lengthy contemporaneous letters presented throughout the book document that this was no mere posturing - the man was a true believer at the time that the events occurred. Nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats, fournir nos services, pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos services afin de pouvoir apporter des améliorations, et pour présenter des annonces. To cut tether from your supply chain and plunge into enemy territory is an enormous gamble. I don't read much non-fiction, but I thought to hear the first person perspective of a general most southerners regard as a monster would offer the same feeling as fiction books where you cant quite trust every thing the narrator says. Surely one of the most fascinating and, pound-for-pound, realbadassmuthafuckas America's ever produced. The 2000 Penguin Books reprint I read was of a revised 1886 edition of the Memoir initially published in 1876. Once you get to the war, plan to skim through lots of maneuvers and tables of wounded / dead soldiers. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download. Rejected by his peers and the public for a rumored mental breakdown, Sherman restored his reputation at the Battle of Shiloh and went on to become a leading light of the Union Army. Like his friend Grant, he wrote a memoir that today remains relevant to the study of the Civil War. For anyone interested in the conflict, I recommend reading this book. This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes by Sherman biographer Michael Fellman. Impossible d'ajouter l'article à votre liste. Like his friend Grant, he wrote a memoir that today remains relevant to the study of the Civil War. Sherman has long been my greatest hero among American generals. It served as a personal account of his experiences as a powerful Union general, and also as a history of the events that had taken place since the beginning of the Mexican War in 1846. I liked this book immensely and found many of his anecdotes to be brilliant. 5.0 out of 5 stars Memoirs of the most effective Union general of the Civil War. Sherman’s Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. Sherman, like Ulysses Grant and many others he later fought with and against, had been a career officer who went through the Mexican-American War. Refresh and try again. Page 20. You can also read the full text online using our ereader. William Tecumseh Sherman, notably described by one biographer as being “like Attila the Hun, but less cuddly,” is one of the most fascinating and important characters in American history. Sherman's as well as Grant's memoirs are two classic pieces of American 19th century non-fiction. So it was really good. He was in California at the start of the 1849 gold rush, founded Louisiana State University, ensured Abraham's Lincoln's reelection in 1865, and was essential to the Union winning the Civil War. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Title Page. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. The man had a fascinating career. In fact, the greatest impression that I got from his memoirs was just how single-minded he actually was about ensuring that the United States, as originally compacted, would endure. Rejected by his peers and the public for a rumored mental breakdown, Sherman restored his reputation at the Battle of Shiloh and went on to become a leading light of the Union Army. Overview. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. OHAPTEH FAOB . I guess I was most impressed with how commanders make decisive (or don't make) decisions with little information. For anyone interested in the conflict, I recommend reading this book. The march to the sea (Atlanta to Savannnah) is remarkable. I'd always heard tales of Sherman the beast but Sherman the man comes through in these pages. We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. I learned a lot about the civil war, General Sherman, America in the 1800s and the human condition. This is surprisingly readable, especially the chapters before the war. Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. Sherman’s memoir is an enjoyable read and noticeably different from others of the period for its lack of sentimentality or romanticism regarding war. Even though it is a fairly arduous read, the subject matter is very engrossing, 150 years after the Civil War. He also worked for a bank which showed how his mind worked and probably why he was so successful as a General. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Starting as 2nd Lt in Florida in the Seminole Wars, to occupying California during and after the Mexican War. Does this book covers Sherman's role against the Native Americans in the American West? The pressure must have been extreme. Sherman is one. This book does not match Grant's memoirs, but what book does? By the time Sherman's force got here they had tramped from Vicksburg to Chattanooga, down to Atlanta, then to the sea fighting innumerable battles along the way. Vous écoutez un extrait de l'édition audio Audible. William Tecumseh Sherman. I have lived in California for over 50 years, a native, and his descriptions of early Calif. life were beautiful - too bad it is not still like that. Le critique littéraire Edmund Wilson trouva dans les Memoirs de Sherman une description fascinante et inquiétante d'un « appétit pour la guerre » qui « croît alors qu'il se nourrit du Sud [82] ». We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant. In fact his tales of California in the 1840s is. First published in 1875, General William T. Sherman's memoir was one of the first from the Civil War and was offered to the public because, as Sherman wrote in his dedication, "no satisfactory history" of the war was yet available. Memoirs of General Sherman, vol 2. Selected pages. By 1865, Sherman was the second most popular general in the North behind Grant, and history has accorded him a strong Civil War legacy. People often remember him only as the man who rode through Atlanta and left a trail of destruction behind him. To see what your friends thought of this book, Many of my friends saw that I was reading this book and automatically replied with "Ugh! Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Il n'y a pour l'instant aucun commentaire client. In fact his tales of California in the 1840s is fascinating as well as the civil war stuff. Ok, this book approaches 1,000 pages in length - yet read faster than most books I've read. 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