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  • Robert L. OConnell
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  • 27 September 2018
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FREE READ Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman FREE READ ë Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman READ & DOWNLOAD ó BJWP.CO.UK Þ Robert L. OConnell A profile of the iconic Civil War general explores the paradoxes attributed to his c. 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 Sherman on his relationship with Ulysses S Grant William Tecumseh ShermanThe importance of second in commands became very apparent to me while reading this book If you think back to Alexander the Great and the close relationship he had with his friendconfidantlover Hephaestion he was never the same after Hephaestion s death Robert E Lee struggled after the death of Stonewall Jackson Jackson was a facilitator who didn t uestion Lee but merely did his best to give him what he wanted At Gettysburg Lee missed Jackson but actually James Longstreet one of my favorite brooding generals of the Confederacy gave Lee valuable advice but it wasn t what Lee wanted from him He wanted him to be like Jackson The relationship between Longstreet and Lee could never be the same as the blind loyalty inspired by the Lee and Jackson s friendship If Grant had not had Sherman the war could have gone on for considerably longer I could make the case that if Sherman had been incapacitated maybe a Philip Sheridan could have stepped up and made that famous March to the Sea but would the same trust have existed Would Sheridan have been able to burn Atlanta or make the decision to destroy as much of South Carolina as he could lay a torch to Sherman and Grant were both flawed human beings and each recognized those flaws in the other This shared weakness formed a bond of trust which allowed Grant to feel comfortable letting Sherman have lots of loose rope to play with Interestingly enough when Sherman was given his own command with absolute power in the West he was nearly incapacitated by crushing self doubts and depression He discovered that he worked best as a general with enough power to realize his strategies but with the strain buffered by someone above him with ultimate control and responsibility The Peacemakers 1868 by George P A Healy with Sherman Grant Lincoln and Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter Notice who is talking Sherman was known for being a motor mouth Grant and Sherman were both fortunate that Abraham Lincoln a man well documented for suffering from melancholy verging on madness was the man making the decisions about who was in command Lincoln trusted their flawed natures than probably any other president would have had the foresight to do so It is almost impossible to talk about Grant without talking about Sherman or talking about Sherman without talking about Grant Their ascensions were woven together like braided rope Ulysses S GrantThe duo made mistakes when they were fighting out West but they learned from them When Lincoln lost patience with his generals in the East it only made sense that he would go out West and bring those generals who were having success to the main event in the East It took a special man to put thousands of men through a meat grinder and Grant turned out to be the right man for the job As Sherman made his March to the Sea he avoided large skirmishes and became concerned about his boys living to see their families again He was a fiery man who may have been hated when he first took command but it didn t take long for his soldiers to learn to love him Sherman had this amazing gift for remembering vast stretches of terrain that was made possible by his photographic memory Sherman was a prodigy of geography During the Civil War no matter how befuddled the swamp or forest or mountain range if Sherman had been there he remembered it exactly And since he had seen so much of the South he became a kind of human geolocation system It was an awesome military talent but at the time he was developing it it was nearly invisible to those around him It may not have even struck Sherman as that unusual it was simply something he did and assumed others shared Could another general have been as effective making his way through the Southern terrain as Sherman He made sure that foragers or bummers as they liked to call themselves understood that they weren t there to line up the population and shoot them or conduct mass rapes He stressed to his men that these were Americans Burn their houses take their food but do not kill them unless you have to Part of how he insured that the men followed his instructions was to make sure there were plenty of officers overseeing the pillaging This was commendable The South still sees his March as one of the most vilifying moments of the war which is perfectly understandable but another general might have let his soldiers loose and the destruction might have been far insidious in nature After the war Sherman was tasked with extending the railway lines West Railway lines bisecting the United States from the East Coast to the West Coast would be the final nail in the coffin of the American Indian Sherman was instrumental in the destruction of the buffalo herds as a means to take away the indigenous population s ability to feed themselves It was most effective He shattered the South bulldozed the Indians and reduced the buffalo to scrap When I put all of these factors together it is hard to think of a man who had a bigger impact on the 19th century in America or to consider anyone who was directly responsible for so much destruction I had no idea Robert L O Connell does a wonderful job not only bringing Sherman to life for me but also revealing his tempestuous relationship with his wife Ellen He had grown up with her in the Thomas Ewing household so he literarily knew her for his entire life She was a stringent Catholic and he was ambivalent at best about religion This caused much stress in their relationship as she wanted her children raised and taught in the best Catholic schools and he wanted them to have a secular upbringing He lost those battles as he did most of his disagreements with Ellen The shadow of her powerful father a man who served in than one cabinet position for the federal government had a hugely adverse impact on their relationship Her allegiance was always to her father first and her husband second until Sherman rose to prominence after the war and became a revered person in America than her father It was an interesting backstory to see how their at times tormenting relationship impacted Sherman in various ways as he tried to make his way through war and life Despite all that he loved her and certainly they had an amorous relationship whenever they were in close enough proximity to one another corroborated by the arrival of eight children Vinnie Ream the talented woman with the tresses and distressesLater in his life there was a woman by the name of Vinnie Ream a talented sculptor who Sherman talked of Toying with your long tresses and comforting your imaginary distresses I won t say about that You will have to read the book to find out the salacious details Certainly he was a flawed man and a ruthless man willing to do what it takes to end the Civil War or end the war with the American Indians Where you live probably determines a lot of how you feel about Sherman I will say O Connell revealed a man to me that was much different than the man I thought I knew As politics splits this country down the middle with the South becoming redder and New England becoming bluer I can t help but have the feeling that we ve seen this all before If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at Her Ideal Husband general explores the paradoxes attributed to his c. 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 Sherman on his relationship with Ulysses S Grant William Tecumseh ShermanThe importance of second in commands became very apparent to me while reading this book If you think back to Alexander the Great and the close relationship he had with his friendconfidantlover Hephaestion he was never the same after Hephaestion s death Robert E Lee struggled after the death of Stonewall Jackson Jackson was a facilitator who didn t uestion Lee but merely did his best to A Soldier's Return give him what he wanted At Gettysburg Lee missed Jackson but actually James Longstreet one of my favorite brooding Texas Christmas generals of the Confederacy How to Tempt a Duke gave Lee valuable advice but it wasn t what Lee wanted from him He wanted him to be like Jackson The relationship between Longstreet and Lee could never be the same as the blind loyalty inspired by the Lee and Jackson s friendship If Grant had not had Sherman the war could have The Stones Cry Out gone on for considerably longer I could make the case that if Sherman had been incapacitated maybe a Philip Sheridan could have stepped up and made that famous March to the Sea but would the same trust have existed Would Sheridan have been able to burn Atlanta or make the decision to destroy as much of South Carolina as he could lay a torch to Sherman and Grant were both flawed human beings and each recognized those flaws in the other This shared weakness formed a bond of trust which allowed Grant to feel comfortable letting Sherman have lots of loose rope to play with Interestingly enough when Sherman was The Gift of Family given his own command with absolute power in the West he was nearly incapacitated by crushing self doubts and depression He discovered that he worked best as a Suddenly Single Sophie general with enough power to realize his strategies but with the strain buffered by someone above him with ultimate control and responsibility The Peacemakers 1868 by George P A Healy with Sherman Grant Lincoln and Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter Notice who is talking Sherman was known for being a motor mouth Grant and Sherman were both fortunate that Abraham Lincoln a man well documented for suffering from melancholy verging on madness was the man making the decisions about who was in command Lincoln trusted their flawed natures than probably any other president would have had the foresight to do so It is almost impossible to talk about Grant without talking about Sherman or talking about Sherman without talking about Grant Their ascensions were woven together like braided rope Ulysses S GrantThe duo made mistakes when they were fighting out West but they learned from them When Lincoln lost patience with his A Baby for Christmas generals in the East it only made sense that he would Too Friendly to Date go out West and bring those Love Inspired Historical October 2017 Box Set generals who were having success to the main event in the East It took a special man to put thousands of men through a meat The Impostor Prince grinder and Grant turned out to be the right man for the job As Sherman made his March to the Sea he avoided large skirmishes and became concerned about his boys living to see their families again He was a fiery man who may have been hated when he first took command but it didn t take long for his soldiers to learn to love him Sherman had this amazing Desirable Property gift for remembering vast stretches of terrain that was made possible by his photographic memory Sherman was a prodigy of Her Surprise Sister geography During the Civil War no matter how befuddled the swamp or forest or mountain range if Sherman had been there he remembered it exactly And since he had seen so much of the South he became a kind of human The Way to a Rancher's Heart geolocation system It was an awesome military talent but at the time he was developing it it was nearly invisible to those around him It may not have even struck Sherman as that unusual it was simply something he did and assumed others shared Could another The Bounty Hunter's Baby general have been as effective making his way through the Southern terrain as Sherman He made sure that foragers or bummers as they liked to call themselves understood that they weren t there to line up the population and shoot them or conduct mass rapes He stressed to his men that these were Americans Burn their houses take their food but do not kill them unless you have to Part of how he insured that the men followed his instructions was to make sure there were plenty of officers overseeing the pillaging This was commendable The South still sees his March as one of the most vilifying moments of the war which is perfectly understandable but another Heart Of The Night general might have let his soldiers loose and the destruction might have been far insidious in nature After the war Sherman was tasked with extending the railway lines West Railway lines bisecting the United States from the East Coast to the West Coast would be the final nail in the coffin of the American Indian Sherman was instrumental in the destruction of the buffalo herds as a means to take away the indigenous population s ability to feed themselves It was most effective He shattered the South bulldozed the Indians and reduced the buffalo to scrap When I put all of these factors together it is hard to think of a man who had a bigger impact on the 19th century in America or to consider anyone who was directly responsible for so much destruction I had no idea Robert L O Connell does a wonderful job not only bringing Sherman to life for me but also revealing his tempestuous relationship with his wife Ellen He had The Tycoon's Secret Daughter grown up with her in the Thomas Ewing household so he literarily knew her for his entire life She was a stringent Catholic and he was ambivalent at best about religion This caused much stress in their relationship as she wanted her children raised and taught in the best Catholic schools and he wanted them to have a secular upbringing He lost those battles as he did most of his disagreements with Ellen The shadow of her powerful father a man who served in than one cabinet position for the federal Smoky Ridge Curse Bitterwood PD #3 government had a hugely adverse impact on their relationship Her allegiance was always to her father first and her husband second until Sherman rose to prominence after the war and became a revered person in America than her father It was an interesting backstory to see how their at times tormenting relationship impacted Sherman in various ways as he tried to make his way through war and life Despite all that he loved her and certainly they had an amorous relationship whenever they were in close enough proximity to one another corroborated by the arrival of eight children Vinnie Ream the talented woman with the tresses and distressesLater in his life there was a woman by the name of Vinnie Ream a talented sculptor who Sherman talked of Toying with your long tresses and comforting your imaginary distresses I won t say about that You will have to read the book to find out the salacious details Certainly he was a flawed man and a ruthless man willing to do what it takes to end the Civil War or end the war with the American Indians Where you live probably determines a lot of how you feel about Sherman I will say O Connell revealed a man to me that was much different than the man I thought I knew As politics splits this country down the middle with the South becoming redder and New England becoming bluer I can t help but have the feeling that we ve seen this all before If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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FREE READ Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman FREE READ ë Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman READ & DOWNLOAD ó BJWP.CO.UK Þ Robert L. OConnell Tributions to the Transcontinental Railroad and his tempestuous family relationships. 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 obviously one of our country s greatest generals This I knew before reading the book However where O Connell drew me in was in his early pre military career days I found it fascinating that he had a varied and moderately successful career in banking and engineering I had no idea that his wife was actually his foster sister whose family took him in after his father passed away And it wasn t until that fateful joining of him and US Grant in the Civil War that made him the legend he is today A great man can get people to follow him through hell and back without uestion and he did this He took uneducated undisciplined and often unwilling men and turned them into first rate soldiers who became a formidable fighting machine in the war The chapter called The March was one of my favorites in the book Taking the men from Atlanta up into North Carolina and inevitably to the end of the war They won every battle unflinchingly never went hungry and always out numbered the enemy they encountered along the way His men were willing to die for him under any circumstances There was one difference in him and other generals aside from his brilliance in strategic thinking and planning and almost photographic memory of terrain and that was his caring about the welfare of his men He never recklessly put them in harm s way and always thought of the conseuences of any commands he gave After the war ended these men including Sherman would reunite every year faithfully Always their Uncle Billy to the day they died I had also forgotten what a significant part he played in building and completing the Transcontinental railroad Which without uestion changed the course of America He was truly a complex figure in our history I m very glad I had the opportunity to read this account from Robert O Connell Take Away the Pride 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 obviously one of our country s Emergency Kit greatest The Detective's Secret Daughter generals This I knew before reading the book However where O Connell drew me in was in his early pre military career days I found it fascinating that he had a varied and moderately successful career in banking and engineering I had no idea that his wife was actually his foster sister whose family took him in after his father passed away And it wasn t until that fateful joining of him and US Grant in the Civil War that made him the legend he is today A Christmas Under Western Skies and Her Healing Ways great man can Sparks Fly with the Billionaire get people to follow him through hell and back without uestion and he did this He took uneducated undisciplined and often unwilling men and turned them into first rate soldiers who became a formidable fighting machine in the war The chapter called The March was one of my favorites in the book Taking the men from Atlanta up into North Carolina and inevitably to the end of the war They won every battle unflinchingly never went hungry and always out numbered the enemy they encountered along the way His men were willing to die for him under any circumstances There was one difference in him and other Her Unexpected Hero generals aside from his brilliance in strategic thinking and planning and almost photographic memory of terrain and that was his caring about the welfare of his men He never recklessly put them in harm s way and always thought of the conseuences of any commands he Chosen Vampire Legends #4 gave After the war ended these men including Sherman would reunite every year faithfully Always their Uncle Billy to the day they died I had also forgotten what a significant part he played in building and completing the Transcontinental railroad Which without uestion changed the course of America He was truly a complex figure in our history I m very Her 24 Hour Protector glad I had the opportunity to read this account from Robert O Connell

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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 At the Spaniard's Pleasure good book for those who like me before reading it know only a few facts about William Tecumseh Sherman Robert O Connell Meagan Secret Confessions Sydney Housewives #6 gives a Soul of Smoke Dragonsworn Book 1 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 At the Spaniard's Pleasure great sense of Vanilla Alex Kennedy #3 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 Stand In Mom 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 Trapped and Force Fed good summaries for the Her Ideal Husband 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 A Soldier's Return give him information and assist on campaigns he Texas Christmas 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 How to Tempt a Duke 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 The Stones Cry Out 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