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Sherman--Lessons in Leadership

Great Generals

by Steven E. Woodworth Author · Wesley K. Clark Author of introduction, etc.

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Sherman is not only one of the most important generals in the American Civil War, but also one of the most famous commanders in the military annals of the western world. He has become an almost mythical character in popular memory, the embodiment of grim-visaged, implacable war. Legend has him burning a sixty-mile-wide swath of desolation across the South, and southerners still confidently assert that their ancestors were burned out by Sherman and his vandal hordes. Sherman famously said, "War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it," and yet, even at his most destructive, he maintained strict limits on the degree of damage his soldiers could inflict. Sherman's wartime career makes a fascinating study of the degree to which the severity of war can be channeled, directed, and limited—especially as it relates to the current war in Iraq.

Publication Details

Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Imprint:
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Publication Date:
2009
Series:
Great Generals

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Steven E. Woodworth (Author)

Steven E. Woodworth contributed to Sherman from Palgrave Macmillan.

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Wesley K. Clark (Author of introduction, etc.)

General Wesley K. Clark served in the United States Army for thirty-four years and rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. He is author of the best selling books Waging Modern War and Winning Modern Wars. ...

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