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The last campaign : Sherman, Geronimo, and the War for America  Cover Image Book Book

The last campaign : Sherman, Geronimo, and the War for America / H. W. Brands.

Summary:

William Tecumseh Sherman and Geronimo were keen strategists and bold soldiers, ruthless with their enemies. Over the course of the 1870s and 1880s these two war chiefs would confront each other in the final battle for what the American West would be: a sparsely settled, wild home where Indian tribes could thrive, or a more densely populated extension of the America to the east of the Mississippi. Sherman was a well-connected son of Ohio who attended West Point and rose to prominence through his scorched-earth campaigns in the Civil War. Geronimo grew up among the Apache people, hunting wild game for sustenance and roaming freely on the land. After the brutal killing of his wife, children and mother by Mexican soldiers, he became a relentless avenger, raiding Mexican settlements across the American border. When Sherman rose to commanding general of the Army, he was tasked with bringing Geronimo and his followers onto a reservation where they would live as farmers and ranchers and roam no more. But Geronimo preferred to fight. -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385547284
  • Physical Description: 404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Subject: Geronimo, 1829-1909.
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
Indians of North America > Wars > 1866-1895.
Generals > United States > Biography.
Apache Indians > Kings and rulers > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Library (Sunbury) 973.8 Bra (Text) 30210313168980 New Books Checked out 02/27/2023


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