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

J. D. Dickey

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Pegasus Books
05 June 2018
History; History of the Americas; Military history; American Civil War
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 net- works. 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.
By:   J. D. Dickey
Imprint:   Pegasus Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 163mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   632g
ISBN:   9781681777573
ISBN 10:   1681777576
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   05 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   No Longer Our Product

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

Dickey brings the city to life, relating how it looked, felt, and functioned. Entertaining. -- Library Journal [praise for 'Empire of Mud'] An eye-opening, in-depth look at the history of America's capital city in the 19th century. Dickey has a flowing style and knowledgeable approach. -- Publishers Weekly [praise for 'Empire of Mud'] Engrossing and revealing, As the city slowly expanded, it was fertile ground for greedy speculators, hordes of corrupt businessmen, and prostitutes. -- Booklist (starred) [praise for 'Empire of Mud'] A bracing and graceful read. Lawlessness approached levels usually associated with Tombstone. A century and a half later, we still await our Hercules. -- The Washington Post [praise for 'Empire of Mud'] A study in unintended consequences as a reactionary Civil War commander unleashed a series of progressive forces. Dickey ably captures the shape and feel of the desperate battles Sherman's forces waged. A readable blend of military and political history; a valuable addition to the literature. -- Kirkus Review


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