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The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta
The annual BATL event commemorating the Battle of Atlanta brings author Marc Wortman to the Carter Center to discuss and sign his book The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta. The book goes into detail about the city's leadership in 1864 including Mayor Calhoun who happened to own a big piece of the Battle of Atlanta battlefield now located in East Atlanta. Wortman reveals the last of the medieval sieges as the first with modern urban devastation.
More About Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
The Carter Library & Museum serves as the repository for more than 27 million documents, letters, videos and photographs, chronicling the presidency of Jimmy Carter. Set on 35 acres of gardens in Atlanta's Poncey-Highland neighborhood, it also is the home of the Carter Center, which, along with Emory University, focuses on human rights and political issues around the world.