Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Christmas story of William Sherman

Check out Georgetown Associate Prof. Chandra Manning's review of Stanley Weintraub's new book.

She writes, "What is most useful about the book is the opportunity it provides for reflection on the question of why it is that we want so badly to simplify and mythologize everything about the Civil War, especially Sherman’s campaign, even when evidence hits us over the head with more complexity." She also serves up criticism of the book. • Review

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