Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
The Sherman Letters Correspondence Between Gen. and Senator Sherman From 1837 to 1891
The Sherman Letters Correspondence Between Gen and Senator Sherman From 1837 to 1891 Author:Rachel Sherman Thorndike Rarely have brothers as different as these outstanding nineteenth-century American statesmen: Senator John Sherman was as reserved as General William Tecumseh Sherman was impulsive and outspoken. Raised apart, with letters as their only means of communication, both developed masterful and expressive letter-writing styles. Through their letters... more », they arrived at, and maintained throughout their lives, a close and affection relationship.
Beyond their personal side, however, "The Sherman Letters" are a running commentary on the events of the time, demonstrating Senator Sherman's aptitude for political persuasion and General Sherman's impetuous, forthright frankness that, all too often, fed his career long battle with reporters and historians. About two-thirds of the letters included are from the years 1861-1877, thus providing a condensed history of the tumultuous years of civil wars and reconstruction.
The entire collection contains a mine of facts about nineteenth-century America and, especially, about two of the leading figures in the political and military drama of the age. But these letters offer something more as well - they provide insight into the dynamics of leadership, illustrating how those who appear to control events are often in turns controlled by them.« less