William T. Sherman
A Biography
by Robert P. Broadwater
April 2013, 199pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-0060-3
$41, £31, 35€, A59
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William T. Sherman brought the Confederacy to its knees and revolutionized modern warfare.

This book tells the life story of William T. Sherman, one of the Civil War's most accomplished generals and an American military professional who changed how wars were fought.

William T. Sherman: A Biography provides readers with a glimpse into the life of one of America’s foremost military leaders and a top Union general in the Civil War. From his early life and military education, to his Civil War service and beyond, this book examines the career of a military professional who changed the way wars were fought. Prolific military history author Robert P. Broadwater follows Sherman’s early development in the war and examines his most famous campaigns: the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign. An engaging read, the book details how the iconic leader hailed as the first “modern” general achieved the military successes that enabled the North to achieve victory and bring the war to a close.


  • Uses Sherman's own words to give readers insight as to what he felt and thought
  • Provides easy-to-read commentary of events in Sherman's life
  • Describes interaction between Sherman and his peers that contributed to the outcome of battles
  • Analyzes Sherman's accomplishments and failures in a fair and balanced manner
Robert P. Broadwater has written or contributed to 31 books on the American Revolution and the Civil War. He is author of Greenwood's Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography and Gettysburg as the Generals Remembered It: Postwar Perspectives of Ten Commanders. Broadwater has also had more than 100 articles published on military history, covering the periods of the French and Indian War through World War II.


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