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A Fool's Errand
Abraham Lincoln
The Civil War And The Constitution 1859-1865, Vols. 1 and 2
The Constitution of the United States and Other Historical American Documents
The Contest in America
History of the Civil War 1861-1865
The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee
Starr King in California
Vanished Arizona: Recollections of My Army Life
The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan
The Memoirs of General P.H. Sheridan
By Philip Henry Sheridan
$17.99 paperback


His name graces forts, military vehicles, ships, and mountains. As a Union general during the Civil War, he was among the first soldiers to use "scorched earth" tactics, and was instrumental in forcing the surrender of Confederate leadership. As a civilian, he helped created and protect Yellowstone National Park. Career U.S. army officer Philip Henry Sheridan is an American icon, and this is the story of his life, in his own words. First published in 1888, this engrossing, highly readable biography covers Sheridan's early life-his education, his appointment to West Point, and first military postings in Texas in the 1850s-as well his later years, including his tour of Europe. But the bulk of the book is made up with his detailed recollections of the many campaigns during the Civil War, which will thrill military buffs with their you-are-there immediacy and insight. Readers of military nonfiction and students of American history will find this an enlightening work of autobiography.