Rising in Flames

Sherman's March and the Fight for a New Nation
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Author(s): J.D. Dickey
Original Publish Date: Jun 05, 2018
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100132542
Released: Jun 05, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538442531
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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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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Rising in Flames
Product Number: BX00071530
Product Number:Z100132542
Product Number:DD37562

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CD
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Author(s): J.D. Dickey
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Product Number DD37562
Released: Jun 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538442173
eBook
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Author(s): J.D. Dickey
Product Number EB00812839
Released: Mar 11, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Pegasus Books
ISBN: #9781681778259

Professional reviews

"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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