July 2, 2009


Sherman has been portrayed by many as a cold and calculating tactician. Woodworth, however, shows that his ability to craft unique battlefield tactics, his vision that the South must feel the pain of the war before they would be willing to surrender, and the compassion that he showed for the Southern civilians that he encountered during his march to the sea made him a successful leader. He sought the quickest end to the war possible, pursuing that end with tenacity, purpose, thoughtfulness. Woodworth praises Sherman's humanity, showing him to be a a reserved man who shied away from the spotlight and sought only to accomplish his task.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Sherman: Lessons in Leadership
Steven E. Woodworth
E 467.1 .S65 W83 2009