Sherman's Ghosts
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Matthew Carr., & Matthew Carr|AUTHOR. (2012). Sherman's Ghosts . The New Press.

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Matthew Carr and Matthew Carr|AUTHOR. 2012. Sherman's Ghosts. The New Press.

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Sherman's Ghosts opens with an epic retelling of General Sherman's fateful decision to terrorize the South's civilian population in order to break the back of the Confederacy. Acclaimed journalist and historian Matthew Carr exposes how this strategy, which Sherman called "indirect warfare," became the central preoccupation of war planners in the twentieth century and beyond. He offers a lucid assessment of the impact Sherman's slash-and-burn policies have had on subsequent wars and military conflicts, including World War II and in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and even Iraq and Afghanistan.
  
In riveting accounts of military campaigns and in the words of American soldiers and strategists, Carr finds ample evidence of Sherman's long shadow. Sherman's Ghosts is a rare reframing of how we understand our violent history and a call to action for those who hope to change it.
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