Sherman by Ed Breslin audiobook

Sherman: The Ruthless Victor

By Agostino von Hassell  and Ed Breslin
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He was named after an enemy of the United States.   He was proslavery despite his loyalty to the Union.  He burned and pillaged an already beaten foe on a march history will never forget. If, as he famously said, "war is hell," William Tecumsah Sherman can be classified as a flamethrower of ruthless ferocity.  Defined by his contradictions, Sherman achieved immortality in his role as Ulysses Grant's hammer in the Civil War.  A failed banker and lawyer, Sherman found his calling with the outbreak of war in 1861.  With indecision a common ailment among Union generals early the conflict, Sherman's temperament and unwavering focus on the mission at hand-preserving the Union-helped shift the fortunes of North and South. Authors Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin present Sherman as once man and phenomenon.  From Bull Run to Shiloh, from Vicksburg to Chattanooga, and from Atlanta to Savannah, Sherman carved the Confederacy with a feral singularity of purpose.  At times disheveled and informal to a fault, "Uncle Billy" became a hero whose legend only grew with allegations of villainy.

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He was named after an enemy of the United States.  

He was proslavery despite his loyalty to the Union.  He burned and pillaged an already beaten foe on a march history will never forget.

If, as he famously said, "war is hell," William Tecumsah Sherman can be classified as a flamethrower of ruthless ferocity.  Defined by his contradictions, Sherman achieved immortality in his role as Ulysses Grant's hammer in the Civil War.  A failed banker and lawyer, Sherman found his calling with the outbreak of war in 1861.  With indecision a common ailment among Union generals early the conflict, Sherman's temperament and unwavering focus on the mission at hand-preserving the Union-helped shift the fortunes of North and South.

Authors Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin present Sherman as once man and phenomenon.  From Bull Run to Shiloh, from Vicksburg to Chattanooga, and from Atlanta to Savannah, Sherman carved the Confederacy with a feral singularity of purpose.  At times disheveled and informal to a fault, "Uncle Billy" became a hero whose legend only grew with allegations of villainy.

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Author Bio: Ed Breslin

Author Bio: Ed Breslin

Ed Breslin (a.k.a. E. B. Cross) is a former editor and publisher who spent two decades in the book business. He now writes and edits full time. He lives with his wife in New York City and in the Hudson River Valley.

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Author Bio: Agostino von Hassell

Author Bio: Agostino von Hassell

Agostino von Hassell earned degrees in European History and Journalism at Columbia University. He is the president of the Repton Group and has expertise in national security matters, high-level investigations around the globe, terrorism, and military issues and global trade problems.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English