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Generals

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Firing the General

United States History Military History American History U.S. History U.S. Government

No episode in the Truman years caused a greater uproar than his firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. MacArthur wanted to expand the war; Truman sought a limited conflict. The always candid former president explains what happened. 

Tags:  Truman. - Macarthur - Korean War - politics and the military - generals

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The March to the Sea

Military History American History U.S. History

The most controversial Civil War general was William T. Sherman, an indelible figure whose march through Georgia and the Carolinas typified his unrelenting style of warfare that showed the South no quarter. Sherman’s Memoirs may not be as direct as Grant’s, but they make no compromise. They are the work of an intelligent and literate man who brought to modern warfare a new sensibility that was later to become a subject of ongoing debate. Here is his account of the march from Atlanta to Savannah in November and December 1864, the prelude to Confederate surrender.

Tags:  Civil War - Robert E. Lee - politics and the military - generals - slavery, the South, plantation life - Slavery - The South - Plantation life

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