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  • Ashes of Glory

  • Richmond at War
  • By: Ernest B. Furgurson
  • Narrated by: Joel Richards
  • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

On the day the first shots of the Civil War were fired, a mob in Richmond clambered on top of the Capitol to raise the Confederate flag. Four years later, another flag was raised in its place while the city burned below. A 13-year-old girl compared the stars and stripes to "so many bloody gashes". This richly detailed, absorbing book brings to life the years in which Richmond was the symbol of Southern independence and the theater for a drama as splendid, sordid, and tragic as the war itself.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Enjoyed the history very much

  • By Edwin Gardner on 01-27-15

Enjoyed the history very much

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-15

Being from Richmond it was interesting to learn the history of places often visits. Very well written and narrated. Highly recommend to a history buff.