William Tecumseh Sherman will be the topic of John Marszalek, the July speaker for the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable.

To help us prepare for John’s talk (you can find out more about it on our events page), I asked John to provide a reading list, and he kindly consented. Here is what he sent:

SHERMAN: A SOLDIER’S PASSION FOR ORDER was first published by the Free Press, then in paperback by Vintage Press, and most recently in paperback by Southern Illinois University Press.519O8-11eAL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

From the Library Journal:

That Sherman was a troubled soul who sought to make his family appreciate his trials and triumphs is evident in the small cache of Sherman letters published for the first time in Joseph Ewing’s Sherman at War (Morningside, 1992). The new letters notwithstanding, Marszalek’s psychobiographical musings about Sherman’s inner self doubtless will cause some historians to blush. But the rich historical contextual material on everything from Western finances, Indian wars in Florida and the West, and Civil War military policy make Marszalek’s Sherman real and powerful. Highly recommended.
– Randall M. Miller, St. Joseph’s Univ., Philadelphia

SHERMAN’S MARCH TO THE SEA, paperback, published by McWhiney Foundation Press (distributed by Texas A and M University Press).

SHERMAN’S OTHER WAR, THE GENERAL AND THE CIVIL WAR PRESS with Memphis State University Press, but more recently a paperback by Kent State University Press.