The Centennial History of the Civil War
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  • 1
    The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1 | Bruce Catton

    The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Bruce Catton
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    >The New York Times hailed this trilogy as “one of the greatest historical accomplishments of our time”. With stunning detail and insights, America’s foremost Civil War historian recreates the war from its opening months to its final, bloody end. Each volume delivers a complete listening experience. The Coming Fury (Volume 1) covers the split Democratic Convention in the spring of 1860 to the first battle of Bull Run.

    History As It Should Be

    This is the first volume in Bruce Catton's centennial history of the Civil War. This book is a triumph of skill and storytelling. Mr. Catton is a ma..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2011 by Bryan (Monument, CO, United States)
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    Terrible Swift Sword: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Vol. 2 | Bruce Catton

    Terrible Swift Sword: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Vol. 2

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Bruce Catton
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Terrible Swift Sword (Vol. 2): The dismissal of George McClellan and the rise of Ulysses S. Grant.

    The Civil War gets under way (Shelby Foote)

    Catton is a master story teller. This book is right up there with all of the Civil War books. The best is Stillness at Appomattox which I wish Audib..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2011 by lanny kaufman ()
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    Never Call Retreat: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 3 | Bruce Catton

    Never Call Retreat: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Bruce Catton
    • Narrated By Nelson Runger
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    The final work in this series begins in December of 1862. Four months before, the Union Army tasted long-awaited victory at the bloody battle of Antietam. Grant continued on towards Vicksburg, Mississippi. The grim battles that lay ahead would be costly: the Vicksburg campaign, Chattanooga, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Atlanta and the March to the Sea, the siege of Petersburg. There would be two and a half more years of war before Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.

    Interesting, informative and well written.

    This is the third volume of the Centennial History of the Civil War written in the 1960's. There is nothing old fashioned or out of date about the in..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2011 by W. F. Rucker (Stone Mountain, GA United States)