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

J. D. Dickey (Author)
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Product Details

Pegasus Books
Publish Date
June 05, 2018
6.4 X 1.7 X 9.1 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

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


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 he has ingeniously chosen to view much of the story through 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.
This is more than straightforward biography. In assessing Sherman's Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea, Dickey concentrates not only on Sherman but also on lesser-known unionists and thus 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.
This superlative, impeccably researched account of Sherman's march through Georgia in 1864-1865 brings to life Civil War history through personal accounts and vivid descriptions of military strategy. Dickey tells the story of Sherman's march unforgettably, with power on every page.
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. A readable blend of military and political history; a valuable addition to the literature.
Dickey looks at Sherman's complex and often conflicting character, but also studies how the march affected Northern soldier and civilians. These diverse accounts, blended into the narrative, provide a deeper perspective on how Sherman's March changed people, especially in transforming a war about secession into a crusade to free slaves. A fine and unique addition to the ever-growing mound of studies of Sherman's march.
Interesting. Dickey looks at the march mainly through the eyes of soldiers and other participants, like nurses.
Fast-moving and engrossing. A fascinating book with new perspectives for both Civil War buffs and more general readers.