Went to a dinner last night at the Union League Club in New York City. We
were in the Grant room, which is hung with portraits of Civil War generals.
I was sitting just below Chester Harding’s painting of Sherman & felt the
man’s eyes on me all through the meal. Later I took a good look at the
painting, which is wonderfully well done. If it is also TRULY done, then
Sherman was a reflective man, and perhaps rather a sad one. I know next to
nothing about him. I suppose there must be a dozen biographies. Can
someone please recommend a well-written, perceptive and sympathetic one?
One that gives me the man, not just the deeds. Thank you in advance.