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The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta
 
 
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Marc Wortman.
Publisher PublicAffairs  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.15 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9781586488192
Pages/Publication Date 431/2009
Daedalus Item Code 32949
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Atlanta's destruction during the Civil War is an iconic moment in American history. Here the author of The Millionaires' Unit depicts its siege and fall, revealing an Atlanta of unexpected paradoxes in portraits of General William T. Sherman, Mayor James Calhoun, and wealthy slave Bob Yancey, as well as the many soldiers and citizens who were part of the tragedy.

"Next to Richmond, Atlanta was the most important Confederate city by 1864.... Among the many books about General William T. Sherman's Atlanta campaign, The Bonfire stands out for its focus on the experience of Atlantans themselves. Marc Wortman's vivid narrative proves that war is indeed hell."—James M. McPherson

"From the lurid flames of Gone with the Wind to the phoenix on the city seal, the fiery destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War occupies a central place in the city's mythology. In The Bonfire, Marc Wortman goes beyond the legend to reveal a history that is more complicated, but no less dramatic, than anything that came from Margaret Mitchell's pen. [It] is a tale of divided loyalties, political intrigue and tremendous human suffering. Wortman's real talent lies in portraying the life of the city and its residents. His ability to create a deft, rich picture of Atlanta during this tumultuous period is what makes The Bonfire both invaluable history and a gripping read."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 
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Studio: Pan.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780330440172.  Daedalus Item Code: 32901
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