The Civil War: A Narrative
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  • 1
    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville | Shelby Foote, Ken Burns - introduction

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote, Ken Burns - introduction
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

    The best

    This is the most sweeping history of the American civil war. It is almost impossible to describe the depth, feeling, and excitment of his triology(Au..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 02 2004 by Jeanne (Brentwood, TN, USA)
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    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian | Shelby Foote

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner, Ken Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    This volume is dominated by the almost continual confrontation of great armies. For the fourth time, the Army of the Potomac (now under the control of Burnside) attempts to take Richmond, resulting in the bloodbath at Fredericksburg. Then Joe Hooker tries again, only to be repulsed at Chancellorsville as Stonewall Jackson turns his flank, a bitter victory for the South, paid for by the death of Lee's foremost lieutenant.

    The Best of the Three Volumes

    This series is easily the best Civil War work out there. Foote is
    magnificent, giving more than just battle details, giving details about the p..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 30 2004 by Christopher Morton ()
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