The book describes Restons journey through the south retracing General William Tecumseh Shermans March from Atlanta to the Sea and then north into North Carolina. Reston considers southern mythology about Sherman and the Civil War, and compares it to accurate history. In Part II he makes parallels between Shermans method of warfare and the methods of the Vietnam War.The New Yorker"Original, provocative and far ranging...deserves a wide audience." Los Angeles Times"A fine meditation on American history, absorbing in its narrative and compelling in its challenge to the national conscience."Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."We are obliged to Reston for his reflections on this historical analogy; not so much for setting our minds at rest about moral dilemmas of the present as for lending them needed perspective."C. Vann Woodward, Boston Globe
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James Reston, Jr. has written nine works of non-fiction including The Innocence of Joan Little (Author's Guild Backinprint.com edition) and Our Father Who Art in Hell: The Life and Death of Jim Jones (Author's Guild Backinprint.com edition).
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Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Softcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1501310030
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0020363605
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Company, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-198-50-7056007