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Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General p Carlop H. Sheridan

Joseph Wheelan

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ISBN 10: 1452611467 / ISBN 13: 9781452611464
Editorial: Tantor Media, Inc, United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New. Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman s famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan s innovative cavalry tactics and total war strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare.After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates-by killing warriors and burning villages-but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors. Sheridan, an enthusiastic hunter and conservationist, later ordered the U.S. cavalry to occupy and operate Yellowstone National Park to safeguard it from commercial exploitation. N° de ref. de la librería AAC9781452611464

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Título: Terrible Swift Sword: The Life of General p ...

Editorial: Tantor Media, Inc, United States

Año de publicación: 2013

Encuadernación: CD-Audio

Condición del libro:New

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Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare.After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates-by killing warriors and burning villages-but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors. Sheridan, an enthusiastic hunter and conservationist, later ordered the U.S. cavalry to occupy and operate Yellowstone National Park to safeguard it from commercial exploitation.

About the Author:

Joseph Wheelan, a former reporter and editor for the Associated Press, is the author of Jefferson's War, Mr. Adams's Last Crusade, and Invading Mexico.

R. C. Bray is an Audie and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. An accomplished producer and voice-over artist, his voice can be heard in countless TV and radio commercials. He lives in New England with his wife and three children.

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