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The Civil War

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Publisher Comments:

"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: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War

  When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, 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's narrative 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 most distinguished 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 political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

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--interweaves the authors 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. Abridged. 3 CDs.

About the Author

Geoffrey C. Ward wrote the script for the film series The War and is the winner of five Emmys® and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work for public television. He is also a historian and biographer and the author of fourteen books, including most recently Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989 and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1990. He lives in New York City.

Ken Burns, producer and director of the film series The War, founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War, which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy® and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award® nominations. He lives in Aloe, New Hampshire.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739357330
Author:
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
Burns, Ric
Author:
Burns, Ken
Author:
Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Three CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.86x6.08x.65 in. .27 lbs.
Media Run Time:
180

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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"Synopsis" by , The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series--interweaves the authors 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. Abridged. 3 CDs.
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