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Hirshson, Stanley P. 1928-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 96 publications in 3 languages and 6,519 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Military history  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E745.P3, B
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Most widely held works about Stanley P Hirshson
 
Most widely held works by Stanley P Hirshson
General Patton : a soldier's life by Stanley P Hirshson( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides an in-depth chronology of the life of General George Patton, Jr., discussing his military maneuvers, his ability to inspire his soldiers, his belief in a soldier's Valhalla, and his relief from command of the Third Army."
The lion of the Lord; a biography of Brigham Young by Stanley P Hirshson( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The White Tecumseh : a biography of General William T. Sherman by Stanley P Hirshson( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed by his admirers as "a fighting prophet," cursed by his enemies as "the concentrated quintessence of Yankeedom," General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the most complex and fascinating figures in the history of the U.S. military. His fierce campaigns of the Civil War, climaxed by the burning of Atlanta and his famous march to the sea, are the stuff of legend. Yet, until now, much of Sherman's life and troubled times have remained mired in controversy. In this superbly detailed, scrupulously documented account, author Stanley P. Hirshson presents the most vivid, revealing, and complete biography ever of the controversial general. Drawing on a wealth of new information, including actual regimental histories, The White Tecumseh offers a refreshing new perspective on a brilliant, tormented soul and often misunderstood leader. Peeling away layers of myth and misconception, Hirshson draws a remarkable portrait of an enigmatic, temperamental, and unique individual - a man of enormous contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses; a loyal but largely absent husband and father; a determined and courageous, yet deeply flawed, military man. The White Tecumseh offers a fresh and frank assessment of Sherman as a military tactician. For the first time, we learn how he was regarded by his own men. The battle of Shiloh made Sherman a national figure, while defeat at Bull Run cast doubt on his judgment and abilities. Publicly portrayed as an unbalanced hysteric - a perception fueled by his own proclamations of collusion and conspiracy - privately he suffered from depression, forever haunted by the mental instability that had plagued his mother's family. However, it was on the long campaigns and marches, such as his march across Mississippi in the summer of 1863, that Sherman's logistical and leadership abilities excelled. With the capture and razing of Atlanta in 1864 Sherman's notoriety - and historical legacy - was assured
George Marshall : a biography by Debi Unger( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a complete picture of the life of George C. Marshall, from his childhood and military training through his role as chief of staff of the U.S. Army during World War II and his leadership efforts as Secretary of State in rebuilding post-war Europe
Grenville M. Dodge, soldier, politician, railroad pioneer by Stanley P Hirshson( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell to the bloody shirt by Stanley P Hirshson( Book )

3 editions published between 1877 and 1962 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farewell to the bloody shirt; northern Republicans & the southern Negro, 1877-1893 by Stanley P Hirshson( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Marshall : a biography by Debi Unger( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on exhaustive research and filled with rich detail, George Marshall is sure to be hailed as the definitive work on one of the most influential figures in American history--the general who ran the U.S. campaign during the Second World War, the secretary of state who oversaw the successful rebuilding of postwar Europe, and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
General Patton : a soldier's life by Stanley P Hirshson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General George S. Patton, Jr., an inspirational leader and outstanding tactician, has intrigued and confounded his biographers. Now, [in this book, the author] reveals Patton as a complex soldier capable of brilliant military maneuvers but also of inspiring his troops with fiery speeches that resulted in horrendous acts, such as the massacres of Italian civilians, It explains Patton's belief in a soldier's Valhalla, connects the family's wealth to one of America's bitterest labor strikes, and disputes the usual interpretation of Patton's relief from command of the Third Army. In investigating this complex man, [the author] uncovered surprising material about a series of civilian massacres in Sicily, about the two slapping incidents, about attempts to exploit Patton's diary after his death, and about Patton's relations with top Allied generals. Patton emerges as a soldier of great imagination and courage, and his military campaigns make for edge-of-the-seat reading. All the drama of Patton's life comes alive in this meticulously documented volume.-Dust jacket
The opposition to Lloyd George, a study in social thought by Stanley P Hirshson( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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General Patton : a soldier's life
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The White Tecumseh : a biography of General William T. Sherman