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Rising in Flames
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Rising in Flames
Sherman's March and the Fight for a New Nation

A New York Times bestselling historian sheds new light on Sherman's epic "March to the Sea," especially the soldiers, doctors, nurses, and civilians who would change the nation for the better

America in the antebellum years was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan gridlock and ideological warfare, angry voices in the streets and the statehouses, furious clashes over race and immigration, and a growing chasm between immense wealth and desperate poverty.

The Civil War that followed brought America to the brink of self-destruction. But it also created a new country from the ruins of the old one-bolder and stronger than ever. No event in the war was more destructive, or more important, than William Sherman's legendary march through Georgia-crippling the heart of the South's economy, freeing thousands of slaves, and marking the beginning of a new era.

This invasion not only quelled the Confederate forces, but transformed America, forcing it to reckon with a century of injustice. Dickey reveals the story of women actively involved in the military campaign and later, in civilian networks. African-Americans took active roles as soldiers, builders, and activists. Rich with despair and hope, brutality and compassion, Rising in Flames tells the dramatic story of the Union's invasion of the Confederacy, and how this colossal struggle helped create a new nation from the embers of the Old South.

A New York Times bestselling historian sheds new light on Sherman's epic "March to the Sea," especially the soldiers, doctors, nurses, and civilians who would change the nation for the better

America in the antebellum years was a deeply troubled country, divided by partisan gridlock and ideological warfare, angry voices in the streets and the statehouses, furious clashes over race and immigration, and a growing chasm between immense wealth and desperate poverty.

The Civil War that followed brought America to the brink of self-destruction. But it also created a new country from the ruins of the old one-bolder and stronger than ever. No event in the war was more destructive, or more important, than William Sherman's legendary march through Georgia-crippling the heart of the South's economy, freeing thousands of slaves, and marking the beginning of a new era.

This invasion not only quelled the Confederate forces, but transformed America, forcing it to reckon with a century of injustice. Dickey reveals the story of women actively involved in the military campaign and later, in civilian networks. African-Americans took active roles as soldiers, builders, and activists. Rich with despair and hope, brutality and compassion, Rising in Flames tells the dramatic story of the Union's invasion of the Confederacy, and how this colossal struggle helped create a new nation from the embers of the Old South.

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  • J. D. Dickey has written or co-written volumes on numerous American cities, including Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, DC. His other work includes articles for newspapers such as the London Daily Mail, magazines such as Rhapsody and Budget Travel, and online sites such as The Fix and Void magazine. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema and Television and has created numerous short films.

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  • AudioFile Magazine Grover Gardner narrates this account of Sherman's March to the Sea with his usual excellence. The audiobook emphasizes the social impact of this 1864 event as much as it does the military aspects of the campaign. Listeners follow detailed accounts of the lives of several Union participants. Major General John Logan and Mother Bickerdyke serve as notable examples of certain social attitudes brought about by the Civil War. They also to show how the culture of what was then "the West" was different from that of the country east of the Alleghenies. Gardner's confident delivery, easy pace, and subtle inflection make for a near-perfect match of text and voice. M.T.F. � AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine
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