The Bonfire

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Marc Wortman

Narrated By: Anthony Heald

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: August 2009

Duration: 16 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

The destruction of Atlanta is an iconic moment in American history—it was the centerpiece of the hugely successful book and movie Gone with the Wind. But though the epic sieges of Leningrad, Stalingrad, and Berlin have all been explored in best-selling histories, the one great American example has been treated only cursorily as a footnote. Marc Wortman remedies that conspicuous absence in grand fashion with The Bonfire, an absorbing narrative history told through the points of view of key participants, both Confederate and Union.

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  • Connie

    I really like Civil War history, and this book certainly did not disappoint. Interesting to learn about Grant and Sherman's strategy's, as Sherman marched south. My only criticism was the narrator's voice would drop at the end of a sentence, so I felt I missed somethings. The book also reminds one of the great loss of life on both sides, but the outcome was certainly mean't to be.