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The Resource The bonfire : the siege and burning of Atlanta, Marc Wortman

The bonfire : the siege and burning of Atlanta, Marc Wortman

Label
The bonfire : the siege and burning of Atlanta
Title
The bonfire
Title remainder
the siege and burning of Atlanta
Statement of responsibility
Marc Wortman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In following the quiet struggles of James Calhoun, Atlanta's Unionist mayor, who was forced to accommodate determined Confederates, and Robert Yancey, a black merchant who built a personal fortune despite his legal status as property, the author evokes a "great, growing, and all-welcoming Gate City, made by war, [that] now belonged to the war." Atlanta became a symbol of Confederate gumption, destined to be destroyed before it could be born again. Those benumbed by military jargon may wish to skim Wortman's descriptions of flanking maneuvers, bivouacking and artillery-shell sizes. But the presence of scorched-earth advocate Gen. William Sherman -- "Let us destroy Atlanta and make it a desolation" ranks among his gentler declarations -- prevents the narrative from slipping into the History Channel battle-tech ghetto
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wortman, Marc
Dewey number
973.7/36
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.7
LC item number
.W67 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atlanta Campaign, 1864
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Sieges
  • Fires
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • Civil-military relations
  • City and town life
  • United States
Label
The bonfire : the siege and burning of Atlanta, Marc Wortman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FRONTIER. Flags -- Virginians -- Removal -- Sherman in the swamp -- Another passage -- The compromise -- GATE CITY. The cornerstone -- Earthquake -- Never! Never!! Never!!! -- Speculation -- Street Theater -- CLAMOROUS TOWN. The dead house -- Enemies within -- River of death -- A day's outing -- THE HUNDRED DAYS' BATTLE. Railroad war -- Candle ends -- Fighting, fighting, fighting -- Roman runagees -- Prayers -- THE THIEF IN THE GLOAMING. A perfect shell -- The Battle of Atlanta -- WAR IS CRUELTY, AND YOU CANNOT REFINE IT. Goodbye, Johnny -- The first bonfire -- The second bonfire -- The new South -- Epilogue : Sherman's return
Control code
ocn191926309
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 431 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586484828
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)191926309
Label
The bonfire : the siege and burning of Atlanta, Marc Wortman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-414) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FRONTIER. Flags -- Virginians -- Removal -- Sherman in the swamp -- Another passage -- The compromise -- GATE CITY. The cornerstone -- Earthquake -- Never! Never!! Never!!! -- Speculation -- Street Theater -- CLAMOROUS TOWN. The dead house -- Enemies within -- River of death -- A day's outing -- THE HUNDRED DAYS' BATTLE. Railroad war -- Candle ends -- Fighting, fighting, fighting -- Roman runagees -- Prayers -- THE THIEF IN THE GLOAMING. A perfect shell -- The Battle of Atlanta -- WAR IS CRUELTY, AND YOU CANNOT REFINE IT. Goodbye, Johnny -- The first bonfire -- The second bonfire -- The new South -- Epilogue : Sherman's return
Control code
ocn191926309
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 431 p., [22] p. of plates
Isbn
9781586484828
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009021108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans
System control number
(OCoLC)191926309

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