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Fierce Patriot - The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Robert L. O'Connell

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With a unique, witty, and conversational voice historian Robert O'Connell breaks down the often paradoxical, easily caricatured character of General William T. Sherman for the most well-rounded portrait of the man yet written. There were many Shermans, according to O'Connell. Most prominently was Sherman the military strategist (indeed, one of the greatest strategists of all time), who gained an appreciation of geography from early campaigns out west and applied it to his famed Civil War march. Then there was "Uncle Billy", Sherman's popular persona, the charismatic and beloved leader of the Army of the West, and instrumental in the achievement of the transcontinental railroad in his post-war years. This Sherman, as O'Connell writes, was "the human embodiment of manifest destiny." From north to south and east to west, Sherman dedicated his life to keeping the United States united. Finally, there was Sherman the family man, whose tempestuous relationship with his wife (and stepsister!) Ellen is out of a Dickens novel. Throughout, O'Connell breaks down the misperceptions about Sherman, bolstered both by contemporary journalists and by the work of modern historians. O'Connell makes a compelling case that Sherman's march through the south was not a campaign of unmitigated destruction, but a necessary piece of strategy and the perceived chaos has been overblown. O'Connell's Sherman is ultimately a complicated and quintessential nineteenth-century American. Robert O' Connell worked as Senior Analyst at the U.S. Army Intelligence Agency's Foreign Science and Technology Center and was a contributing editor to MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andrew Garman

Length:

15h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

31:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

50:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

49:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

52:14


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

59:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

44:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

53:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:24