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American General - The Life and Times of William Tecumseh Sherman

John S. D. Eisenhower

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From respected historian John S. D. Eisenhower comes a surprising portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman, the Civil War general whose path of destruction cut the Confederacy in two, broke the will of the Southern population, and earned him a place in history as "the first modern general." Yet behind his reputation as a fierce warrior was a sympathetic man of complex character. A century and a half after the Civil War, Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures—the soldier who brought the fight not only to the Confederate Army, but to Confederate civilians as well. Yet Eisenhower, a West Point graduate and a retired brigadier general (Army Reserves), finds in Sherman a man of startling contrasts, not at all defined by the implications of "total war." His scruffy, disheveled appearance belied an unconventional and unyielding intellect. Intensely loyal to superior officers, especially Ulysses S. Grant, he was also a stalwart individualist. Confident enough to make demands face-to-face with President Lincoln, he sympathetically listened to the problems of newly freed slaves on his famed march from Atlanta to Savannah. Dubbed "no soldier" during his years at West Point, Sherman later rose to the rank of General of the Army, and though deeply committed to the Union cause, he held the people of the South in great affection. In this remarkable reassessment of Sherman’s life and career, Eisenhower takes readers from Sherman’s Ohio origins and his fledgling first stint in the Army, to his years as a businessman in California and his hurried return to uniform at the outbreak of the war. From Bull Run through Sherman’s epic March to the Sea, Eisenhower offers up a fascinating narrative of a military genius whose influence helped preserve the Union—and forever changed war.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jack Garrett

Length:

9h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:44