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Memoirs : Penguin Classics - Tecumseh Shermanwilliam

Paperback Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9780140437980
Number Of Pages: 855
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Before his spectacular career as General of the Union forces, William Tecumseh Sherman experienced decades of failure and depression. Drifting between the Old South and new West, Sherman witnessed firsthand many of the critical events of early nineteenth-century America: the Mexican War, the gold rush, the banking panics, and the battles with the Plains Indians. It wasn't until his victory at Shiloh, in 1862, that Sherman assumed his legendary place in American history. After Shiloh, Sherman sacked Atlanta and proceeded to burn a trail of destruction that split the Confederacy and ended the war. His strategy forever changed the nature of warfare and earned him eternal infamy throughout the South.

Sherman's Memoirs evoke the uncompromising and deeply complex general as well as the turbulent times that transformed America into a world power. This Penguin Classics edition includes a fascinating introduction and notes by Sherman biographer Michael Fellman.

Introductionp. vii
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxi
A Note on the Textp. xxiii
From 1820 to the Mexican War, 1846p. 7
Early Recollections of California--1846-1848p. 29
Early Recollections of California--(Continued)--1849-1850p. 70
Missouri, Louisiana, and California--1850-1855p. 89
California--1855-1857p. 108
California, New York, and Kansas--1857-1859p. 128
Louisiana--1859-1861p. 136
Missouri--April and May, 1861p. 155
From the Battle of Bull Run to Paducah--Kentucky and Missouri--1861-1862p. 163
Battle of Shiloh--March and April, 1862p. 205
Shiloh to Memphis--April to July, 1862p. 230
Memphis to Arkansas Post--July, 1862, to January, 1863p. 243
Vicksburg--January to July, 1863p. 280
Chattanooga and Knoxville--July to December, 1863p. 317
Meridian Campaign--January and February, 1864p. 357
Atlanta Campaign--Nashville and Chattanooga to Kenesaw--March, April, and May, 1864p. 379
Atlanta Campaign--Battles about Kenesaw Mountain--June, 1864p. 424
Atlanta Campaign--Battles about Atlanta--July, 1864p. 437
Capture of Atlanta--August and September, 1864p. 466
Atlanta and After--Pursuit of Hood--September and October, 1864p. 505
The March to the Sea--From Atlanta to Savannah--November and December, 1864p. 536
Savannah and Pocotaligo--December, 1864, and January, 1865p. 590
Campaign of the Carolinas--February and March, 1865p. 626
End of the War--From Goldsboro' to Raleigh and Washington--April and May, 1865p. 677
Conclusion--Military Lessons of the Warp. 736
After the Warp. 759
Explanatory Notesp. 811
Indexp. 825
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ISBN: 9780140437980
ISBN-10: 0140437983
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 855
Published: 1st August 2000
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1

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