Rising in Flames by J. D. Dickey audiobook

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

By  J. D. Dickey
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9781681777573

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538442173

  • ISBN: 9781538442081

  • ISBN: 9781538442265

Runtime: 14.23 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Grover Gardner narrates this account of Sherman’s March to the Sea with his usual excellence…Gardner’s confident delivery, easy pace, and subtle inflection make for a near-perfect match of text and voice.” AudioFile
“A page-turning and highly original account, one of the best in the long line of ‘Sherman’s March’ books. [Dickey] writes grippingly about the army’s adventures on campaign…[and] the experience of a handful of colorful soldiers and civilians. No one interested in Sherman’s March should be deprived of his lively narrative. Absolutely spellbinding.” Wall Street Journal
“Superlative, impeccably researched…Dickey tells the story of Sherman’s march unforgettably, with power on every page.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fast-moving and engrossing…A fascinating book with new perspectives for both Civil War buffs and more general readers.” Library Journal
“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.” Kirkus Reviews
“Dickey seeks to understand ‘the way a military genius, unhinged madman, unexpected liberator, and lawless tyrant can all exist in the reputation of the same legendary figure’…Provides a unique perspective on this oft-written-about topic. The military aspects of the march and what Sherman called “hard war” are vividly recounted in their dreadful detail. A valuable contribution to Civil War history.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: J. D. Dickey

Author Bio: J. D. Dickey

J. D. Dickey is the New York Times bestselling author of Empire of Mud, a history of the troubled rise of Washington, DC, in the nineteenth century, and Rising in Flames: Sherman’s March and the Fight for a New Nation, a social history of the Northern invasion of the South, also published by Pegasus Books. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.23
Audience: Adult
Language: English