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Sherman's ghosts : soldiers, civilians, and the American way of war / Matthew Carr.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781595589552
  • ISBN: 1595589554
  • Physical Description: 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The New Press, 2015.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From Georgia to FM 3-24 -- The iron hand of war -- Uncle Billy's war -- The destruction machine -- Civilians and soldiers -- "More perfect peace" -- Soldiers -- Civilians -- The new American way of war -- Wars without war.
Summary, etc.:
"Sherman's Ghosts opens with an epic retelling of General Sherman's fateful decision to turn his sights on the South's civilian population in order to break the back of the Confederacy. Acclaimed author Matthew Carr then exposes how this strategy became the central preoccupation of war planners in the twentieth century and beyond, offering a stunning and lucid assessment of the impact Sherman's slash-and-burn policies have had on subsequent wars, including World War II and in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and even Iraq and Afghanistan."--Publisher's Web site.
Subject: Sherman's March to the Sea.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 > Influence.
Military art and science > United States.

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