Sherman's Ghosts

Sherman's Ghosts

Soldiers, Civilians, and the American Way of War

Book - 2015
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"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.
Publisher: New York : The New Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781595589552
1595589554
Branch Call Number: 973.7 Carr
Characteristics: 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. The march
The iron hand of war
Uncle Billy's war
The destruction machine
Civilians and soldiers
"More perfect peace"
Part II. Legacies
Soldiers
Civilians
The new American way of war
Wars without war

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