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Marching Through Georgia
by Jerry Ellis (Goodreads Author)
As Jerry Ellis walked from Atlanta to Savannah--the trail so demolished by the Civil War--he examined the scars left by the war, and set out to answer questions about what it means to be Southern. For the legions of readers who enjoy books about the Civil War, Sherman, and the South, Marching Through Georgia is part travelogue, part American history, and part roadside phil ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Delta
(first published October 1st 1995)
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Pretty amusing book that would appeal to people who like travel books, Civil War history and social history. Ellis hikes along the same route that Sherman's army marched in 1864. Along the way, he explains what happened in 1864 and meets many of the charming locals, who he interviews and gets their perception on the impact of Sherman's March. If you ever wondered why the South still thinks it didn't lose the Civil War, this book will help you answer the question.
Marching Through Georgia: My Walk With Sherman by Jerry Ellis (Delacorte Press 1995)(917.5804). Jerry Ellis is known for taking long walks on historical paths and trails and writing about the journey. Here he explores the path taken by the bastard Union General William Tecumseh Sherman across Georgia during the Civil War. My rating: 7/10, finished 2007.
Mar 15, 2013 Lynn Diane rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Civil War buffs
Recommended to Lynn Diane by: Me. I love reading about the Civil War.
Fascinating look at Sherman's march -- both historically and from a modern perspective. I love William Tecumseh Sherman. I can see why Grant relied so heavily on him. He was a brilliant tactician.
Jerry Ellis, Cherokee and Scottish, graduated from the University of Alabama. He was the first person in the modern world to walk the 900 mile route of the Cherokee Trail of Tears, where 4,000 of his ancestors died in 1838: Seven thousand armed US Soldiers marched them from their homes in the SE to present day Oklahoma in the heart of winter. Many of the Cherokee had no shoes. They were buried in ...moreMore about Jerry Ellis...