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 Posted: Tue Apr 1st, 2008 02:47 pm
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The book I most often recommend is "Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence ....," Brooks Simpson, editor.

We've all seen posts that say Sherman must have been a ____________ (fill in the blank) because he said "_______."

Frequently what "he said" is an excerpt from a letter. In this book, you can read all of that letter -- and the letters he wrote before it and after it. It puts the "what he said" in a larger context.

Warning! If you idolize Sherman, the book will moderate your opinion. If you vilify Sherman, the book will moderate your opinion (if you haven't completely locked up your brain).

Here is a book that doesn't tell you a thing about
Sherman; it is Sherman. You decide.

ole

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