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Atlanta in the Civil War--Then and Now; An Evening With The Bonfire author Marc Wortman
Atlanta in the Civil War--Then and Now; An Evening With The Bonfire author Marc Wortman

“Wortman’s real talent lies in portraying the life of the city and its residents. His ability to create a deft, rich picture of Atlanta during this tumultuous period is what makes The Bonfire both invaluable history and a gripping read.” ~ Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 

Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum’s Civil War Anniversary Series Welcomes Nationally-Noted Author and Scholar Marc Wortman for a Lecture and Book Signing on the 1864 Siege on Atlanta

Based on Atlanta, the most important Confederate city in the south, Wortman’s narrative, The Bonfire, details the points of view of key Confederate and Union participants during one of the most significant events in American history.

(Atlanta, GA) – Wednesday, November 2, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at The Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum and the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ continue its four-year-long American Civil War Series, The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later, with respected author and scholar Marc Wortman.  A private author reception begins at 6:30 p.m.; Program begins at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a lecture and book signing. Copies of his narrative, The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta will be available for purchase onsite at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE Atlanta, GA 30315.  Admission is $10.00 for guests.

What has been called “one of the most important Civil War books in years”, The Bonfire, explores the ruinous siege and destruction of Atlanta.  It is an epic narrative account of the pivotal moment in the defeat of the Confederacy and recounts the deaths of tens of thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers in the railroad junction town. As a town divided in thought, he argues, the fall of Atlanta was not only a turning point in the Civil War, but one of the most significant events in American history.

The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later is a four-year-long American Civil War Program Series initiated Summer 2011 by the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs and The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum. Comprised of noted Civil War historians, authors, and storytelling through performance, exhibits and film screenings, the series is designed to inspire new conversations and better understanding of the war’s influence on modern-day Atlanta. Programming for the series will run until the 2014 Anniversary of the “Battle of Atlanta”.

For more information contact Atlanta Cyclorama (404) 658-7625 or visit www.atlantacyclorama.org or media inquiries contact Jen Farris | ZDennis Media Group (404) 921-5921 or jenfarris@zdennismediagroup.com.

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