A Distant Flame

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Macmillan, 2004 - 309 Seiten
In the spring of 1864, the Confederate Army in Georgia is faced with the onrushing storm of General William T. Sherman's troops. A young sharpshooter for the South, Charlie Merrill, who has suffered many losses in his life already, must find a way to endure---and grow---if he is to survive the battles that will culminate in July at the gates of Atlanta.

From the opening salvos on Rocky Face Ridge near Dalton, through the trials of Resaca and Kennesaw Mountain, Charlie must face the overwhelming force of the Federal army and a growing uncertainty about his place in the war.

Never before has the Atlanta Campaign been rendered---in all its swift and terrible action---with such attention to history or with writing that reaches the level of art. This crucial episode in the Civil War's western theater comes alive with unexcelled power and drama as it unfolds in soldiers' hands and hearts.

Throughout the course of the novel, Charlie's life is laid out in powerful detail. The experiences from his childhood, through the war, and into his twilight years are to a great extent on his mind half a century later when he is to give a major speech in the park of his small Georgia town

A Distant Flame is a book about the cost of war and the running conflict that led Sherman's Army to the Battle of Atlanta---and the March to the Sea. It stands as a testament to love, dedication, and growth, from the Civil War's fields of fire to the slow steps of old age.

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A DISTANT FLAME: A Novel of the Civil War

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A sickly, sensitive, Shakespeare-spouting 17-year-old becomes a Confederate Army killing machine.The trouble is that Charlie Merrill spends much of his time stretching credulity. As he assesses the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2004)

Philip Lee Williams is the author of eleven published books, including eight novels, two works of nonfiction, and a chapbook. He lives in Watkinsville, Georgia, and teaches creative writing at the University of Georgia.

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