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The bonfire: the siege and burning of Atlanta

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The destruction of Atlanta is an iconic moment in American history it was the centerpiece of the hugely successful book and movie Gone with the Wind. But though the epic sieges of Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Berlin have all been explored in best-selling histories, the one great American example has been treated only cursorily as a footnote. Marc Wortman remedies that conspicuous absence in grand fashion with The Bonfire, an absorbing narrative history told through the points of view of key participants, both Confederate and Union.
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The destruction of Atlanta is an iconic moment in American history. But this epic siege on American soil has been treated only cursorily by historians. Marc Wortman grandly remedies this situation with The Bonfire, an absorbing narrative history told through the points of view of key participants both Confederate and Union.

The Bonfire reveals an Atlanta of unexpected paradoxes: a new mercantile city dependent on the primitive institution of slavery, governed by a pro-Union mayor. When James Calhoun surrendered the city after forty-five terrible days, he was accompanied by Bob Yancey, a black slave who was likely the son of Union advocate Daniel Webster. Atlanta was both the last of the medieval city sieges and the first modern urban devastation. From its ashes, a new South would arise.

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subject_facet Atlanta (Ga.) -- History, Military -- 19th century, Atlanta (Ga.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century, Atlanta Campaign, 1864, City and town life -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century, Civil-military relations -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century, Fires -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century, Sieges -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
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title_full The Bonfire The Siege and Burning of Atlanta, The bonfire : the siege and burning of Atlanta / Marc Wortman
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