The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta

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PublicAffairs, Dec 16, 2008 - History - 464 pages
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Atlanta's destruction during the Civil War is an iconic moment in American history. Award-winning journalist Marc Wortman depicts its siege and fall in The Bonfire, and reveals an Atlanta of unexpected paradoxes. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called it “a tale of divided loyalties, political intrigue, and tremendous human suffering… [an] invaluable history and a gripping read.”
 

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I have traveled through Atlanta historian Franklin M. Garrett’s multi-volume work on the history of Atlanta; but Marc Wortman’s book is much more focused in its scope and is a masterful exploration of ... Read full review

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I just visited Jamestown, both the Jamestown Settlement and the National Park Service museum,where I purchased this book. While his books certainly celebrate his own life and are selections are ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Part 1
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3
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Part 5
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Part 6
286

Part 2
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Part 3
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Part 4
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Epilogue
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Notes
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Acknowledgments
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Photograph Credits
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Index
419
About the Author
433
About the Publisher
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About the author (2008)

Marc Wortman is an award-winning freelance journalist and independent scholar. His articles and essays have appeared in many national magazines. He is the author of The Millionaires' Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power.

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