The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta

WED, AUG 19, 2009 (59:22)

Reporter Marc Wortman depicts Atlanta’s siege and fall in The Bonfire, a narrative history told through the eyes of Confederate and Union participants. The only American city to have been besieged and destroyed, Atlanta’s destruction during the Civil War is an iconic moment in American history.

+ BIO: Marc Wortman

Marc Wortman is an award-winning freelance journalist and independent scholar. His articles and essays on history, science and architecture have appeared in many national magazines. He is the author of The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power, which is in development as a feature film.

Atlanta History Center