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Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Read & Download · Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his c. Thanks to Goodreads and Random House for the advance copy This one comes out July 1st 2014 and I highly recommend More than a biography Fierce Patriot is an historical account with a leading man William T Sherman Instead of an exhaustive life story from beginning to end O Connell decides to dissect Sherman into sections Part 1 The Military Strategist An outline of the strategy he used to terrorize and whip the South back into the Union Part 2 The General and His Army How Sherman interacted with his army Part 3 The Man and His Families The role his family played on his life and how he overcame the shadow of being adopted and marrying his adopted sister Ellen Not as scandalous as you might thinkA majority of the book outlines his role as a military strategist I ve never read much about the Civil War so Sherman s perspective was fascinating to me If you re a Civil War buff perhaps there s details in Sherman s own autobiography Memoirs of General WT Sherman or the thousands upon thousands of books written about this time period O Connell sums up the importance of Sherman s strategic leadership in the war in particular his infamous March on the South Like Napoleon he dominated the script of war and not just through sheer volume He matched Grant even surpassed him in his capacity for the memorable phrase the strategic one line once again critical in operations since you want subordinates to remember what you told them to do But it also welded him to his men who reveled in his rhetoric and traded aphorisms across their solider network until they all believed they knew him I also found the second section about him and his boys interesting Sherman or Uncle Billy as he was affectionately known was loyal to his soldiers to the end even attending countless reunions weddings and ceremonies for his soldiers He treated them all eually despite rank and did everything he could to prevent senseless death He was known to retreat when victory was impossible which was not an approach shared by others on both sides of the war The last section though much shorter sort of fizzled for me Sherman was somewhat against religion but his wife was a devout Catholic and raised the children this way Sherman was obviously gone from the home for much of time especially during the war so this gave Ellen s Catholic influence the upper hand One of his beloved sons actually became a priest to Sherman s horror I think much of this section could ve been welded into the other sections and may have even given a bit of reprieve from some of the boring aspects of regiment life Remarkably some of the best writing O Connell provides is in the Author s Notes at the end Here s what he says about history Never a historically minded people Americans seem even less interested in the past these days Meanwhile it remains unclear what history can do whom it should serve what it should be Academics continue to doggedly address these issues but in the process they produce much that is unreadable Popular history is easier to consume but varies wildly in uality the genre is largely the province of journalists who often lack the background to see deep trends and long term causation The path forward remains cluttered with uestion marks I agree and that s why books like this are so important We can t avoid conflict and war unless we know what it means and does We have lots of examples at our fingertips so there should be no excuses as to why we don t avoid it at all cost আম আঁটির ভেঁপু the iconic Civil War general explores Picture Imperfect and Other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries the paradoxes attributed Naked in the Wind to his c. 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Read & Download · Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Haracter to discuss such topics as his achievements as a military strategist his con. This is a good book for those who like me before reading it know only a few facts about William Tecumseh Sherman Robert O Connell gives a good outline of his highly eventful life showing him to be a military man through and through He likes people theater the Union and winning He has a great sense of geography which enhances his strategic thinking He knows how to cut losses and thereby save livesIt is a book of surprises The first one was on p 5 a drawing Sherman made as a Cadet at West Point Other surprises are Sherman s banking career his role in the discovery of CA gold his marriage to his foster sister his powerful political family his brother is the Sherman of the anti trust legislation his leadership in a Louisiana military academy his affair with Vinnie Ream his son s entry into the priesthood and The last surprise is General Joseph Johnston serving as a his pall bearerI appreciated the early discussion on the West Point curriculum what it was and what it wasn t The professional relationships of Sherman and Henry Halleck and General Grant are well drawn Sherman s planning for and execution of the Atlanta Campaign and the March to the Sea it are good summaries for the general reader as are the occupations of Memphis and Savanah The March was uite different than I envisioned itO Connell shows a enlightened man than the image of brutality that often surrounds his name He is ferocious on behalf of the Union but when towns surrender their people are treated as fellow citizens His war is his passionate defense of the Union His liberation of slaves is to strike at the plantation owners who tore the Union apart Having newly freed men give him information and assist on campaigns he gets to know them and understand their situation He becomes ahead of his time on race and race relations His marchers at the Grand Review include the Blacks who worked along with his troopsThe book is arranged such that the career history is separate from the personal life This seemed to create two different Sherman s In the career part he is pictured as a good husband and family man despite his wife Ellen s father s demands and her strong religious commitment although his work keeps him many miles and many months away from the family The second part shows the couple s uarrels over money religion and Sherman s affairs making hard to imagine the marriage as portrayed in the parallel career chronologyThe author does not address Sherman s middle name and it is not clear if Tecumseh was his first name changed to his second by his foster father Thomas Ewing Whether it was his first or middle name why would Charles Sherman name his son for a Shawnee leader p272 determined to prevent white encroachment O Connell calls Sherman pxix virtually a human embodiment of Manifest Destiny without irony Whatever the issues Sherman must have been attached to this unusual name and gives it to his son known as P Tecumseh ShermanO Connell succeeds in showing Sherman s complexity his major role in keeping the Union united and then tying it together via the railroad You come to see Sherman without the war crimes baggage and think of him as O Connell does as one of the few historical figures who would fit right into the current age

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Read & Download · Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Tributions to the Transcontinental Railroad and his tempestuous family relationships. First of all put aside the legends that have accrued to the name The March to the Sea the War is all hell uote the man simply has one of the greatest faces in American history Who but a Southerner a Tea Party nut or a pacifist could fail to see the beauty of itCounter to the image of these steel eyes that seem to look directly into the terror of this nation s dilemma I am very surprised to hear that when this redhead spoke he could be nervous and verbose I had been under the impression he had been no nonsense and reticent like US Grant In fact when he was stationed in Kentucky at the onset of the Civil War it was these ualities while planning out the western strategy that had caused journalists and those of the military hierarchy to deem him insane But his stepfather Thomas Ewing had pull in Washington never knew he had that kind of family backing though I was aware blood brother John was an influential senator rising in power as the Civil War rose As a young man Cump missed out on being tested in war which he needed and desired working the country for opportunity in Florida during the Second Seminole War next in undeveloped golden Spanish California as the Gold Rush broke out St Louis too a few stints leading banks that brought him good income but hardly a career An excellent un rooted 19th century American life this unsuccessful man nevertheless was able to receive two audiences with two different presidents thanks to those connections before finally realizing his talents at the brutal battle of Shiloh Despite Sherman s volubility his thoroughness and energy brought to any new venture that invariably led him to bad luck Lincoln was able to look past the reputation of insanity and failure for the uality of the man Today Lincoln Grant and Sherman would be categorized as depressives men whose psychologies were in need of help but back in the 19th century they left them alone and simply called them leaders Sherman married his foster sister Ellen at a time when he was struggling with a military career that gave him no battles or promotion hopeful all the same She preferred home in Ohio He kept having to come back to her from some far flung adventure usually in banking They stuck together her Roman Catholicism turned him into an agnostic Post Civil War he apparently had an eye for young women including a Washington sculptor named Vinnie Ream whose bust of Lincoln sits in the Capitol rotunda today This facet of the man and a closer look at the path he cut from Atlanta in flames through Georgia in rebellion onward to the sea and Savannah I look forward to taking up with some other writer one who has as strong an eye for analysis as Cump did war

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  • Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman
  • Robert L. OConnell
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 9781400069729

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Download Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman ”He stood by me when I was crazy and I stood by him when he was drunk; now sir we stand by each other always” William Tecumseh S

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) “Not unexpectedly Sherman’s final destination was St LouisHe was buried next to Ellen and Willy in Calvary Cemetery a permanent resident at last But he was America’s He played a significant role in defining us – dimensionally in the nature and spirit of our fighting forces and our ethos or at least the celebrity version of

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Download Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Thanks to Goodreads and Random House for the advance copy This one comes out July 1st 2014 and I highly recommend More than a biography Fierce Patriot is an historical account with a leading man William T Sherman Instead of an exhaustive life story from beginning to end O’Connell decides to dissect Sherman into sections Part 1 The Military Strategist – An outline of the strategy he used to terrorize and whip the South back into the U

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Robert L. OConnell ½ 4 Free download This is a good book for those who like me before reading it know only a few facts about William Tecumseh Sherman Robert O’Connell gives a good outline of his highly eventful life showing him to be a military man through and through He likes people theater the Union and winning He has a great sense of geography which enhances his

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    Robert L. OConnell ½ 4 Free download Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) According to Robert L O’Connell in his new book AMERICAN PATRIOT THE TANGLED LIVES OF WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN the life

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    Download Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell I pre ordered this book the moment I saw it on and began reading with great anticipation the day it arrived Sherman is long overdue for a full length biography and I hoped this would be it So I wish I could write that FIERCE PATRIOT THE TANGLED LIVES OF WILLIAM TECUMSEH SHERMAN by Robert L O’Connell met my expectations It did not Those expectations were tempered even before I started reading When the book arr

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) In the morning Sherman imposed full discipline rounded up his stragglers issued one hundred rifles to such civil authorities as remained and marched on to the next stop of what O’Connell aptly calls the 'roadshow' of emancipation S

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Robert L. OConnell ½ 4 Free download First of all put aside the legends that have accrued to the name The March to the Sea the War is all hell uote the man simply has one of the greatest faces in American history Who but a Southerner a Tea Party nut or a pacifist could fail to see the beauty of it?Counter to the image of these steel eyes that seem to look d

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    Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) I enjoyed reading this book very much I'm not one for military biographies in general My husband is very knowledgeable in the Civil War and Napoleonic history and was uite surprised to find me reading this book Sherman was

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    Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Robert L. OConnell Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman (Download) I found the book superficial oddly segmented and full of statements that are not supported in the text O'Connell either gave up trying to write a perspicacious biography about Sherman or perhaps was not up to the task Yes Sherman was a very complex character living in a very complex time but historical biographers have been revealing such characters for years for example Adrian Goldsworthy's Caesar Life of a Colossus How can a bi

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