Phil Gast, who blogs at The Civil War Picket, appoached me about answering some questions about Sherman’s March. My responses, along with those of several other historians, park rangers, and reenactors, can be found here:
Through the Heart of Dixie at the Southern Festival of Books
I knew that my talk at the Southern Festival of Books was taped for C-Span, but they didn’t broadcast it right away. Now they are showing it on November 8, at 5:15pm on C-Span2. It’ll be almost as much fun as being there!
Book Tour of Sorts
I’m giving a bunch of talks this fall to promote Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory. I just did my first reading/signing in Atlanta at the Atlanta History Center, and it went well–150 people in the audience, sold and signed a lot of books. Here’s the rest of my fall schedule: OCTOBER 12: Reading and signing at the Southern Festival of Books, Nashville TN 20: Talk at George Mason U. 22: Talk at Villanova U. NOVEMBER 1: Reading and signing at Politics and Prose in DC, 1pm 7: Keynote Address for the Augusta (GA) and the Civil War Symposium 12: Talk at the Old Governor’s Mansion, Milledgeville, GA DECEMBER 2: UMBC Humanities Forum talk and official opening of Mapping Memory 9: Talk at the Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY
Sherman’s March in the Washington Post
The Washington Post‘s Civil War 150th coverage has finally made it to Sherman’s March. I’m quoted in an article from September 11, 2014:
“Sherman’s March to the Sea: A Military Triumph Left a Bitter Legacy”
Now if they would only review my book….
Through the Heart of Dixie is published!
At long last, Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory has been published and is available!