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Author: J. D. Dickey Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2018 ISBN: 9781538442623
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

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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, 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.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over a thousand titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.