Sherman: Fighting Prophet

Sherman: Fighting Prophet Lloyd Lewis
  • Title: Sherman: Fighting Prophet
  • Author: Lloyd Lewis
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  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hard Cover
  • Sherman: Fighting Prophet Lloyd Lewis Sherman Fighting Prophet War is hell said William Tecumseh Sherman The Union general who is remembered for his devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War is presented in all his passionate humanity by Lloyd Lewis
    War is hell, said William Tecumseh Sherman The Union general who is remembered for his devastating march through Georgia during the Civil War is presented in all his passionate humanity by Lloyd Lewis.
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    1. An oddly mediocre biography, casual in its voice and lax in its objectivity

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    2. Four outstanding writers of Civil War history in the mid twentieth century were Douglas Southall Freeman, Bruce Catton, Lloyd Lewis, and Shelby Foote The first three were in the profession of journalism and Foote was a novelist Only Freeman had a degree in history Perhaps it was this connection with writing that makes their works such a pleasure to read if not truly objective, their stories help one warm to their subjects Lewis begins his tale in early Ohio and with Thomas Ewing, who adopted She [...]

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    3. It is hard to find the right words in the appropriate order to describe how sublime this book truly is History interest aside, though I m sure it would help since it is quite long, I would recommend this book to absolutely everyone Lloyd Lewis is a master of language From the organization of events to the metaphors and choice of words this book is flawless He sets up themes and key phrases and knows exactly when to use them to the best effect Once such example being his ability to decide which n [...]

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    4. 700 pages and you come to the conclusion that the author much like everyone else really doesn t know what to make of Sherman He loved the South but burned large chunks of it down He believed in the rule of law and then circumvented it whenever it was convenient He would have been comfortable in a monarchy than a democracy but gave all he had to the fledgling democracy that was the USA A fascinating man and a fascinating book that adds a new question for everyone it answers.

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    5. Despite it s age, it s one of the most comprehensive and yet easy to read biography that I ve come across A great telling of the life of William Tecumseh Sherman, a man who, like Grant, struggled to be a success in his personal life but found his destiny as a commanding General You don t have to be a Civil War buff to enjoy it, but it helps to have a working knowledge of the conflict.

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    6. Engaging, eye opening account of the life of William Tecumseh Sherman I highly recommend this book to all who love American History.

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