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A troubling biographyThomas Nelson Publishers has stepped out and "published an attractive series of short biographies of American enerals all nicely bound and immensely readable But I found "an attractive series of short biographies of American enerals all nicely bound and immensely readable But I found The Ruthless Victor to be than a little troubling for what really amounts to just a few sentences in a 163 page bookClearly von Hassell and Breslin are not writing this biography as fans of Sherman they dislike the man as a person and do not respect his accomplishments on the battlefield That is fine I can live with a negative biography of an historical figure but this book has moments that stretch the limits of responsible biographyRead at Thomas Nelson Publishing Company has released a series called The Generals biographies of the reat enerals of American history Several months ago I read and reviewed Lee A Life of VirtueI loved it So when I had the chance to read and review another book in this series I jumped at it This time around I read Sherman The Ruthless Victor Again I loved it However I have to say that I m not a big fan of William Tecumseh ShermanSherman was one of the first to implement the concept
of total wartotal war oal being to leave your opponent unable to continue to fight Early warfare was structured armies facing each other across a field of battle visible to one another structured armies facing each other across a field of battle visible to one another the Revolutionary War that started to change as American colonists adopted native American methods of fighting By the time of the Civil War this was becoming accepted in war But Sherman along with Grant and a few others began to take thi. 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 forgetIf 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 immort.
Med destined for defeat However on the positive side he did persist and he did eventually succeed Unfortunately even in his success he failed as a leader possibly because he was so determined to be loved by all and paranoid that he was hated by all Despite his acumen for leadership he chose to let his soldiers cross the line of humanity time and time again justifying it as best he couldAnother reat read from the series and another reminder that we need better History curriculum in schools from Trudatmusicdotcomslashraw This Book Was This book was difficult read for me At my age I prefer books that are uplifting and inspiringI found nothing uplifting or inspiring in the story of William Tecumseh ShermanInstead I found a military man who regarded his in laws as domineering and wished to make himself aloof to them At times to the point of alienation His ruff demeanor would have been a burden on any wife and yet how his wife perceived him isn t addressed by the writersI found him harsh and uncaring And when reading between the lines perhaps even endangering to those put under his chargeI do not care for this book at all and cannot begin to imagine how this biography made it into The Generals series of booksI allow this book one star alone and that is entirely for the photographs includedI do not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 18 and it should be read solely as a lesson in how a young man should not lead his lifeDisclosure This book was provided by Book Sneeze in exchange for an independent and non bised review image error. Hors 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 rew with allegations of villai. .
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S concept one step farther Not only did they use concealment as they fought they attempted to annihilate the enemy s ability to fight they use concealment as they fought they attempted to annihilate the enemy s ability to fight This meant destroying supply lines ammunition stores factories and industry and anything else that would enable the enemy to continue to wage warSherman took this too far by destroying homes and possessions that didn t fit into this criteriaWhile I m not a fan of Sherman I did love the book It was well written and very informative It was definitely worth reading If you are a history buff especially of the Civil War era I suggest you pick up a
copy and read it You won t be able to putand read it You won t be able to put downWho is your favorite American eneral You can leave your thoughts in the comments section below For my complete and sadly scathing review of this book visit The Beauty of Eclecticism I ve whole heartedly enjoyed the Generals series because each book has opened my eyes to the story of an heroic historical figure and detailed some practical and important leadership practices And I m honestly lad the editors included this entry in the series as well as it reveals the other
side of leadership one I m far familiar withSherman was something of a scoundrel One of those weaselly folksof leadership one I m far familiar withSherman was something of a scoundrel One of those weaselly folks all work with at some point in our lives who does everything they can to take credit for anything ood that happens while disappearing completely when things Yaratma Cesareti go awry Sherman did this at pretty much every turn of his career military and otherwise He failed time and time again in business and avoided military assignments he dee. Ality 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 Unionenerals early the conflict Sherman's temperment and unwavering focus on the mission at hand preserving the Union helped shift the fortunes of North and SouthAut. ,