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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sherman: The Ruthless Victor by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin

Genre- History/Military/Generalimage

Sherman: The Ruthless Victor by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin

Published by- Thomas Nelson

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 169

Age Group- Adult and upper high school

Description of Book- hardback, list price $19.99, ISBN 978-1-5955-5133-7

Are you interested in learning about William Tecumseh Sherman, but you aren’t a big Civil War history buff?  Then you should read this book. 

This book is easy reading and is filled with details of his life from his birth to around the end of the Civil War. 

You will learn:

  • How much General Grant stuck up for him.
  • How his wife didn’t want to move around the country.
  • How Sherman was always focused on the mission at hand.
  • How he was always destined for military work and not civilian work.

About the Authors-

Agostino Von Hassell has lived in the United States going to Columbia University and Columbia Journalism School.  He is currently the president of The Repton Group LLC.  He is an expert in national security, terrorism issues and problems in global trade.

Ed Breslin lives in New York and is a writer.

My Thoughts- What I have learned previously about Sherman came from textbooks when I was in primary and secondary school.  I was pleased with everything I learned from Sherman’s youth as a foster child through his “March to the Sea.”  After the separation of his family after his father’s death, I was unsure how he was going to fare, but he had a great foster family and was well educated.

Sherman wasn’t a religious person, which didn’t work well for his wife.  She was still able to go to church, but in this she was never able to get him to become a Catholic, as she was.  He did go to an Episcopal church for a while.

My favorite parts of this book were the pictures and the maps.  I always enjoy seeing the subject and the paths they take.

I highly recommend this book.  It would be great for homeschooling families.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Sherman: The Ruthless Victor by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin for free from the publisher through the BookSneeze Review Bloggers Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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