Sherman by John Marszalek
A Soldier'S Passion For Order

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This biography of General William Tecumseh Sherman aims to reveal the motives underlying his often controversial actions. As well as Sherman's role in the Civil War, the book covers other aspects of his life - West Point, the Gold Rush, the construction of the transcontinental railway and more.
 

About John Marszalek

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John F. Marszalek is W. L. Giles Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus, Mississippi State University.
 
Published October 23, 1992 by Free Press. 635 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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While there's documentary evidence to support Marszalek's thesis about the psychological roots of Sherman's need for independence, the author is less convincing when he speculates that almost every personal and military act by Sherman--from his frequently absenting himself from his marriage to El...

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This comprehensively researched, ably written biography depicts Wiliam Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891) as unable to accept disorder and uncertainty because of an unstable childhood, reinforced by economic failure in post-Jacksonian America.

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This provocative and ably written biography views Sherman's military career in light of his passion for social order and intellectual certainty.

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HistoryNet

Hirshson's descriptions of what might be termed the outer events in Sherman's personal life are on the whole accurate, and he provides some new information and valuable insights about Sherman.

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