Sherman: Merchant of Terror, Advocate of Peace Charles Edmund Vetter

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Sherman: Merchant of Terror, Advocate of Peace  by  Charles Edmund Vetter

Sherman: Merchant of Terror, Advocate of Peace by Charles Edmund Vetter
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To the South he was a barbarian. To the Northhe was a hero. To historians he was a man who changed the course of Americanmilitary history and reshaped military strategy.William Tecumseh Sherman was a man driven by an intense desire to be asuccessfulMoreTo the South he was a barbarian. To the Northhe was a hero. To historians he was a man who changed the course of Americanmilitary history and reshaped military strategy.William Tecumseh Sherman was a man driven by an intense desire to be asuccessful soldier.

Using superior intellect, practical observation, andlogical reasoning, he developed his theory of Total War. He thenput his theories to the ultimate test and emerged victorious in Civil Warbattles from Shiloh to Savannah.SHERMAN: Merchant of Terror, Advocate of Peace is not anotherbiography of the Civil War general.

Instead, it analyzes Shermans philosophyof war. This investigative book examines the personality of this famous figureand the influences behind his military philosophy, tracing back to his militarybeginnings at West Point and including his relationship with General Grant andtheir shared perspective on the goal of war.A noted Sherman scholar, Dr.

Charles Edmund Vetter evaluates Shermansplace in the full context of military history and explains the sociologicalimpact of the generals actions and the resulting devastation. Vetter claimsthat Shermans war against the economic, political, and social systems of theSouth during his March to the Sea were crucial in establishing superiority overthe Souths military.In going beyond the scope of biographical works, Vetter researchedShermans personal letters and papers to focus on the psyche of the man, hiscommitment to his goals, and the effects he had on the world around him.

Thisthorough, accurate, and insightful study of General Sherman brings new light tothe military and social history of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.



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