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  • Gettysburg | Stephen Sears

    Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Stephen Sears
    • Narrated By Ed Sala
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    Best-selling author and acclaimed Civil War expert Stephen W. Sears, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war’s eastern theater,” crafts what will stand the test of time as the definitive history of the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best versed Civil War buffs.

    John says: "a couple of grating mispronunciations"
  • Gettysburg: The Last Invasion | Allen C. Guelzo

    Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history–the most intimate and richly readable account we have had–of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history.

    W. F. Rucker says: "A Fresh Look at a Famous Battle"
  • Cain at Gettysburg | Ralph Peters

    Cain at Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ralph Peters
    • Narrated By Peter Berkrot
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    Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous.

    Parusski says: "Historical fiction with a soul!"
  • Gettysburg: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields | Jeff Shaara

    Gettysburg: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 12 mins)
    • By Jeff Shaara
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
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    Jeff Shaara, America's premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of one of the Civil War battlefields every American should visit. He captures the true meaning and magnitude of the conflict.

    Amazon Customer says: "A good guide but could have been better."
  • Gettysburg: A Radio Dramatization | Jerry Robbins

    Gettysburg: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Jerry Robbins
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
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    Highly detailed and accurate, you will find yourself in the middle of General Buford's skirmish line as he tries to halt the Confederate advance into Gettysburg, you will feel the anguish and hell of war - of the slaughter that took place in the wheat field. You will live the heroism of Picket’s doomed charge and hear the immortal words that President Lincoln delivered in his consecrating address some four months later. No matter your loyalties, Gettysburg will have your heart pounding with its thunderous action, high adventure and suspense.

    Lawanda V. Cox says: "Exhilarating"
  • Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America | Garry Wills

    Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Garry Wills
    • Narrated By Garry Wills
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    There is perhaps no more compelling example of the power of words than Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. In merely 272 words, Lincoln gave the nation "a new birth of freedom" by tracing its history to the Declaration of Independence, as well as incorporating elements of the Greek revival and Transcendentalism. Garry Wills breathes news life into words we thought we knew and reveals much about a President so easily mythologized but often misunderstood.

    Darwin8u says: "A Review in 292"
  • The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War | Michael Shaara

    The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Michael Shaara
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
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    After 30 years and with three million copies in print, Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War classic, The Killer Angels, remains as vivid and powerful as the day it was originally published.

    Joel D Offenberg says: "Great book!!"
  • Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War | Newt Gingrich,William R. Forstchen

    Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Newt Gingrich, William R. Forstchen
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
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    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and veteran author William R. Forstchen combine their talents in this powerful and rousing alternate history of the most legendary Civil War clash.

    Raymond says: "Read The Killer Angels First!"
  • Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg | James McPherson

    Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James McPherson
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian James McPherson provides a historic tour through Gettysburg, one of our nation's most visited cities, and the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans. Listeners will be transported by McPherson's meaningful reflection, historical description, and his intimate stories from his own experiences at Gettysburg.

    William says: "Nice for what it is."
  • Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg And Why It Failed | Tom Carhart

    Lost Triumph: Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg And Why It Failed

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Tom Carhart
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
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    A fascinating narrative, and a bold new thesis in the study of the Civil War, that suggests Robert E. Lee had a heretofore undiscovered strategy at Gettysburg that, if successful, could have crushed the Union forces and changed the outcome of the war.

    Hika says: "Awful History"
  • The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech that Nobody Knows | Gabor Boritt

    The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech that Nobody Knows

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Gabor Boritt
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer
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    The literature of the Gettysburg Address tends to fall into one of two extremes. At one end are those books that maintain that Lincoln wrote his speech hastily, even on a scrap of paper on the train en route from Washington to Gettysburg. In this version, Lincoln delivered his remarks to an uncomprehending public, which applauded politely, failing to appreciate his genius. Many of the books that argued this point of view are out of print today, but the myths and legends live on.

    D. Littman says: "add this to your Lincoln bookshelf"
  • J.E.B. Stuart's Ride to Gettysburg: The History of the Most Controversial Cavalry Operation of the Civil War | Charles River Editors

    J.E.B. Stuart's Ride to Gettysburg: The History of the Most Controversial Cavalry Operation of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Charles River Editors
    • Narrated By Christopher Hudspeth
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    As Robert E. Lee's army moved into Pennsylvania in June 1863, Stuart's cavalry screened his movements, thereby engaging in the more traditional cavalry roles. This time, however, as Lee began his march north through the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia, it is highly unlikely that is what he wanted or expected.

  • Gettysburg: The Civil War Battle Series, Volume 6 | James Reasoner

    Gettysburg: The Civil War Battle Series, Volume 6

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Reasoner
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
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    Stonewall Jackson was dead, but Confederate morale was never higher. Will and Mac, the two eldest Brannon sons, are in the ranks of the Stonewall Brigade and Jeb Stuart's cavalry. As Jackson’s former corps marches up the Shenandoah Valley, Lee's army follows, and they eventually clash at Gettysburg. Will is kept in the thick of the combat around Culp's Hill, while Mac sees action with the Southern cavalry at Hanover.

    Neil Chisholm says: "So moving and so heroic"
  • First Day at Gettysburg: Crisis at the Crossroads | Warren W. Hassler, Jr.

    First Day at Gettysburg: Crisis at the Crossroads

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Warren W. Hassler, Jr.
    • Narrated By Gregg A. Rizzo
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    "Hassler's history will survive as our most detailed narrative of the first day's battle, examining the day's action so minutely that no succeeding historian of Gettysburg will be able to ignore it. Hassler's book has solid virtues in addition to its thoroughness of detail: it offers a persuasive argument that the first day's events largely determined the eventual outcome of the battle...." (American Historical Review)

    Michael says: "Disappointing Narration"
  • Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War | Richard Wheeler

    Witness to Gettysburg: Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Richard Wheeler
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    Witness to Gettysburg brings the bloodiest, most crucial battle of the Civil War to life through on-the-spot eyewitness accounts. From the courageous fighting men and officers to the civilians watching as the conflict raged through their towns, from the reporters riding with the regiments to the children excited or terrified by the titanic drama unfolding before them, each account stems from personal experience and blends with the whole to create a startlingly vivid tapestry of war. In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, and George Meade.

    George says: "Incredible"
  • Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 | Phillip Thomas Tucker

    Barksdale's Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Phillip Thomas Tucker
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
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    Barksdale’s Charge describes the exact moment when the Confederacy reached its zenith, and the soldiers of the Northern states just barely succeeded in retaining their perfect Union.

    chris says: "Disappointed"
  • The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech | Sean Conant

    The Gettysburg Address: Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sean Conant
    • Narrated By Dermot Mulroney, Neal McDonough, Stephen Lang, and others
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    Edited by filmmaker Sean Conant and with contributions from some of the country's leading scholars including Sean Wilentz, Craig L. Symonds, and Harold Holzer, this volume explores how in the century and a half since it was delivered, the Gettysburg Address has proven a seemingly inexhaustible source of somber reflection and soaring hope, and why its language continues to resonate with so many people seeking meaning for their own struggles and sacrifices.

  • Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1863-1864: From the Mud March to Gettysburg; Victory at the Polls and in the Field; Reconstruction and Re-Nomination | Michael Burlingame

    Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1863-1864: From the Mud March to Gettysburg; Victory at the Polls and in the Field; Reconstruction and Re-Nomination

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Michael Burlingame
    • Narrated By Sean Pratt
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    Dissatisfaction with the Emancipation Proclamation and lack of military victory heightens the discontent with the administration. Trouble comes with the destructive rivalry within the army and the threat of the French intervening on behalf of the Confederacy. The president's decision concerning the Minnesota Sioux Uprising infuriates the West. Lincoln must decide what to do with a demoralized army of the Potomac. His compassion with the troops increases his popularity within the military. General Lee begins his second invasion of the North.

  • Widow of Gettysburg (Heroines Behind the Lines) | Jocelyn Green

    Widow of Gettysburg (Heroines Behind the Lines)

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Jocelyn Green
    • Narrated By Laura E. Richcreek
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    When a horrific battle rips through Gettysburg, the farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is disfigured into a Confederate field hospital, bringing her face to face with unspeakable suffering - and a Rebel scout who awakens her long dormant heart.

  • Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address) | Allen C. Guelzo

    Why Gettysburg Mattered: 150 Years Later (Bonus Material: The Gettysburg Address)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Allen C. Guelzo
    • Narrated By Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
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    The Battle of Gettysburg – the turning point of the American Civil War – would, in the words of one staff officer, stand “like Waterloo, conspicuous in the history of all ages."

    Jami says: "Historical Snapshot"
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