William Tecumseh Sherman was a fascinating guy, and with his friend and boss US Grant, was one of the most talented practitioners of modern, total war. We probably spend too little time studying what he said about war, despite everyone quoting him. The fact is, he has a lot to say that is terrifyingly relevant. And he had a lot to say; Sherman was never at a loss for words, about nearly anything and everything, and it was usually completely unfiltered. If it hadn’t been for Grant, he might never have risen to command.