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From James Lee McDonough comes a major new biography of one of America's most storied military figures.

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General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from a spirited student at West Point into a general who steered the Civil War's most decisive campaigns, rendered here in graphic detail. Lamenting casualties, Sherman sought the war's swift end by devastating Southern resources in the Carolinas and on his famous March to the Sea. This meticulously researched biography explores Sherman's warm friendship with Ulysses S. Grant, his strained relationship with his wife, Ellen, and his unassuageable grief over the death of his young son, Willy. The result is a remarkable, comprehensive life of an American icon whose legacy resonates to this day.

"Narrator David Drummond is remarkable at reading this tome with a calm voice that includes a hint of humor, some tragic tones, and great energy during the battle scenes." ---Library Journal Starred Audio Review

"A splendid narration by David Drummond. . . . His narration is seemingly effortless as he delivers this long work at a consistent pace and with clarity throughout." ---AudioFile

"McDonough has produced an exhaustive biography told with considerable narrative skill." ---Publishers Weekly
Library Journal Audio

New York Times Bestseller

William Tecumseh Sherman

In the Service of My Country: A Life

Author James Lee McDonough

Narrated by David Drummond

Publication date Jun 15, 2016

Running time 29 hrs

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