From the book jacket: In 1864, after Union general William Tecumseh
Sherman burned Atlanta, he marched his sixty thousand troops east through
Georgia to the sea, and then up into the Carolinas. The army fought off
Confederate forces and lived off the land, pillaging the Southern plantations,
taking cattle and crops for their own, demolishing cities, and accumulating a
borne-along population of freed blacks and white refugees until all that
remained was the dangerous transient life of the uprooted, the dispossessed, and
the triumphant. Only a master novelist could so powerfully and compassionately
render the lives of those who marched.
A magisterial work with an enormous cast of unforgettable characters white and black, men, women, and children, unionists and rebels, generals and privates, freed slaves and slave owners. At the center is General Sherman ...
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