Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack - 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities.Among the greatest memoirs ever produced during the 19th Century; and a classic of American Literature, the autobiography of General William Tecumseh Sherman is a fantastic read that reveals not only his experiences of the Civil War but Sherman as a man.Not Just a book for military buffs Sherman paints a picture of himself and his contemporaries that does not always fit with preconceptions; not an unfeeling monster who ignored the cost of the war that he pursued: "e;I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."e; A firm and loyal friend to those who stuck by him, especially his close adherent the future President U.S. Grant of whom he wrote; "e;Grant stood by me when I was crazy and I stood by him when he was drunk and now we stand by each other."e;However, perhaps understandably the majority of the memoirs relate to his great achievements as a soldier during the upheavals of the Civil War. They are as detailed and vivid as any other recollections written of the Civil War and the author displays a rare knack of explaining the operations in light of the wider struggle.Highly recommended.This edition of the great General's memoirs is the second edition which was revised and amended from the first after inaccuracies had been corrected and as such is the definitive article.