|John S.D. Eisenhower.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||333 / 2015|
A century and a half after the Civil War, William Tecumseh Sherman remains one of its most controversial figures—the soldier whose philosophy of "total war" crippled the Confederate Army and terrified Southern civilians. In his final book, retired brigadier general John S.D. Eisenhower finds in Sherman a man of startling contrasts, a disheveled figure criticized as "no soldier" during his West Point years, but whose fierce intellect and loyalty to his superiors would not only help to win the war, but see him become General of the Army during Ulysses S. Grant's presidency. Eisenhower's briskly paced biography follows Sherman from his Ohio origins through the epic March to the Sea, providing new perspectives on the man known as the first modern general.