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The Civil War: The Complete Text of the Bestselling Narrative History of the Civil War--based on the Celebrated PBS Television Series

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The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: thesuffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing.- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War

When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was firstpublished, The New York Time hailed it as a treasure for the eye and mind. Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author'snarrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

The Civil War also includes essays by our mostdistinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the politicaldimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

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Geoffrey C. Ward is the author Before the Trumpet: The Young Franklin Roosevelt and A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. A former editor of American Heritage, Ward has also written a number of documentary films for public television, including The Civil War, Huey Long, The West, and Thomas Hart Benton (all with Florentine Films). He is a frequent contributor to Audubon, MHQ, Smithsonian, and other magazines.

Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is one of the most celebrated documentary filmmakers working today.  He has produced and directed a number of award-winning films, including Huey Long, Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, The Shakers, The Congress, and Thomas Hart Benton. He was a producer, director, cinematographer, and co-writer of the PBS series The Civil War.

Ric Burns is a producer and writer of The Civil War and was educated at Columbia and Cambridge universities.  He is currently producing and directing a documentary history of Coney Island.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.

About the Author

Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of eleven books, including A First-Class Temperament, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. He has written or co-written many documentary films, including The Civil War, Baseball, The West, Thomas Jefferson, Not for Ourselves Alone, and Jazz. He lives in New York City.

Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is a director, producer, and writer who has been making documentaries for more than twenty years. His landmark film The Civil War was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards. He lives

Table of Contents

Introduction: The crossroads of our being — 1861: A house divided — Why the war came / Don E. Fehrenbacher — 1862: Forever free — Who freeds the slaves? / Barbara J. Fields — 1863: The universe of battle — Men at war: an interview with Shelby Foote — 1864: Most hallowed ground — War and politics / James M. McPherson — 1865: The better angels of our nature — What the war made us / C. Vann Woodward.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307555151
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History : United States - Civil War
Author:
Burns, Richard
Author:
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Author:
Ric Burns
Author:
Burns, Kenneth
Author:
Burns, Ric
Author:
Geoffrey C. Ward
Author:
Burns, Ken
Author:
Ken Burns
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Civil war, 1861-1865
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
Military - Civil War
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19940906
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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The Civil War: The Complete Text of the Bestselling Narrative History of the Civil War--based on the Celebrated PBS Television Series
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"Synopsis" by , Geoffrey C. Ward is the author Before the Trumpet: The Young Franklin Roosevelt and A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. A former editor of American Heritage, Ward has also written a number of documentary films for public television, including The Civil War, Huey Long, The West, and Thomas Hart Benton (all with Florentine Films). He is a frequent contributor to Audubon, MHQ, Smithsonian, and other magazines.

Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is one of the most celebrated documentary filmmakers working today.  He has produced and directed a number of award-winning films, including Huey Long, Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, The Shakers, The Congress, and Thomas Hart Benton. He was a producer, director, cinematographer, and co-writer of the PBS series The Civil War.

Ric Burns is a producer and writer of The Civil War and was educated at Columbia and Cambridge universities.  He is currently producing and directing a documentary history of Coney Island.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

"Synopsis" by , The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.
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