Sherman's March

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Bass, Cynthia. Sherman's March. New York : Villard, 1994.

Three narrators tell the story of many atrocities and occasional brave acts of resistance, both Yankee and Confederate, during the 1864 Georgia campaign.

Bass's first novel is energetic and colloquial (in a 1990s as opposed to a reconstructed 1860s manner, as if the characters were addressing us in our own idiom). Bass portrays the violence and horror of total warfare vividly, foregrounding political and philosophical issues.

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