In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton - one of America's most honored Civil War historians - once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. As the War Between the States moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George "Little Mac" McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the hope that greeted Burnside's ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg.
Bruce Catton books are wonderful reads but why would the audio book producer hire a talent that cannot properly pronounce names is maddening! Additionally, this reader has the horrible habit of over enunciating every word and sounds as though he began reading after climbing ten flights of stairs. Great story but awful talent! Word of advice to the producer, spend a little extra next time and get better talent.
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Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer’s monumental study of Hitler’s German empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the 20th century’s blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.
Outstanding recounting of the Nazi Germany based on captured Nazi archival documents and first hand account.