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  • Lee and His Men at Gettysburg

  • The Death of a Nation
  • By: Clifford Dowdey
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates one of the most important battles in U.S. history. With vivid and breathtaking detail, Lee and His Men at Gettysburg is both a historical work and an honorary ode to the almost 50,000 soldiers who died at the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis on the Confederate forces, the book captures the brilliance and frustration of a general forced to contend with overwhelming odds and in-competent subordinates.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Solid book

  • By Scooter Reviews on 12-08-17

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-16

well written and accurate. A excellent study of all the events in the three days at Gettysburg. Recommend it to all with an interest in the civil war.

  • Landscape Turned Red

  • The Battle of Antietam
  • By: Stephen W. Sears
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 14 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 229
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 161

The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: On this single day, the battle claimed nearly 23,000 casualties. In Landscape Turned Red, the renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Book

  • By David on 08-16-06

Another great Stephen Sears book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-15

you can't go wrong with anything by Stephen Sears. Buy it, learn from it & enjoy it !!!

  • They Called Him Stonewall

  • A Life of Lieutenant General T. J. Jackson, C.S.A.
  • By: Burke Davis
  • Narrated by: Christopher Hurt
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 73

Stonewall Jackson was a military genius, at once peculiar and perfect, a fearless soldier in battle but a God-fearing man who hesitated to kill on Sunday. He broke the rules of war to win, and yet his tactics are studied in military academies the world over. Burke Davis brings the color, vivid characterization, and immediacy of the best fiction to this fascinating biography.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great General

  • By Pam Fulmer on 10-13-07

The great Stonewall

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-11-15

Another excellent study of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson ! All of Burke Davis' books of the Confederate leaders are fantastic including Robert E. Lee "The Gray Fox" h JEB Stuart "The Last Cavalier". Not only a great book by a great author but also very well read. I recommend it !

  • Grant's Final Victory

  • Ulysses S. Grant's Heroic Last Year
  • By: Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
  • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37

Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant's writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in the North and the South came to know Grant, now using his famous determination in this final effort.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, average narration

  • By Tad Davis on 04-25-12

A sad but heroic story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-15

The same as "Lee's Last Years", Charles Brachlen Flood offers another masterpiece. Both Lee & Grant may have experienced their greatest contributions to mankind following the war between the states. Lee as a college president & Grant as a diplomatic leader & American president. Both suffered through sad times at their end but these only lead to their greatest triumphs. Grant's story of poverty & then throat cancer which would take his life is beautifully told by Mr. Flood. Grant's dedication to family & being able to rise from his financial despair to provide for Julia long after his death is very inspiring. Beautifully told, this book should be owned by all who love history, family or just a man of strength who overcame & never gave up. Buy it today !

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  • Jeb Stuart

  • The Last Cavalier
  • By: Burke Davis
  • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
  • Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 72
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55

This life-sized portrait of Stuart surveys his life from childhood through his training at West Point, his years on the Western frontier, and his decision to stand with Virginia when war arrived. His brilliant Civil War career is covered in detail, from the raid on Chambersburg to his final, fatal clash at Yellow Tavern.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining

  • By Rodney on 11-03-12

Absolutely, the last true cavalier !

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-19-15

One of my favorite of all studies of the great General J.E.B. Stuart. Burke Davis gives Stuart the respect due him in a way that only a native Virginian could. Mr Davis being of Meadows of Dan, Virginia is a neighbor of the great Stuart ' s childhood home. His work is yet unbiased, honest in the history presented. A wonderful story of a truly great man told in a fantastic manner. Congratulations to Burke Davis for a great book and all respect and honor to the great General Stuart. The performance of the reading is excellent, all told this is a must have for any student of the civil war.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Rebel Yell

  • The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson
  • By: S. C. Gwynne
  • Narrated by: Cotter Smith
  • Length: 24 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,523
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,377
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,377

General Stonewall Jackson was like no one anyone had ever seen. In April of 1862 he was merely another Confederate general with only a single battle credential in an army fighting in what seemed to be a losing cause. By middle June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western World. He had given the Confederate cause what it had recently lacked: hope.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A very good read

  • By rhl60 on 11-05-14

The great General Jackson in life & war<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-15

This book offers some understanding of his early life, his love of God & love for his Esposa Anna. The main focus is on the war years & this is thorough & complete. There are small gaps in understanding the man but overall a excellent book for the civil war novice or the Jackson fanatic. An excellent reading of the book. I would highly recommend this book !

  • Lee

  • The Last Years
  • By: Charles Bracelen Flood
  • Narrated by: Michael Anthony
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 312
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309

Robert E. Lee, one of the most famous figures in American history, vanished after his dramatic surrender at Appomattox. In fact, he lived only another five years, during which time he did more than any other American to heal the wounds between North and South during the tempestuous postwar period.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An incredible leader

  • By David on 11-17-06

one of the most important books of Lee.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-15

For any true study of the life of General Robert Edward Lee this is one of the most crucial books to understanding the man. Charles Brachlen Flood's book is well researched, very insightful & just plain enjoyable. Easy to listen to & hard to put down. This is truly a must have for any real student of the civil war !

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Pickett's Charge

  • The History and Legacy of the Civil War's Most Famous Assault
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Troy McElfresh
  • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

The most famous attack of the Civil War was also one of its most fateful and fatal. Pickett's Charge, the climactic assault on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, has become the American version of the Charge of the Light Brigade. It is one of the most famous events of the entire Civil War.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bad pronunciation but good content

  • By Jose on 08-21-15

worth a listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Good book but too much prelude to Gettysburg & Pickett's Charge. A little longer & more detail would be nice.

  • The Man Who Would Not Be Washington

  • Robert E. Lee's Civil War and His Decision that Changed American History
  • By: Jonathan Horn
  • Narrated by: David Drummond
  • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

On the eve of the Civil War, one soldier embodied the legacy of George Washington and the hopes of a divided land. Both North and South knew Robert E. Lee as the son of Washington's most famous eulogist and the son-in-law of Washington's adopted child. Each side sought his services for high command. Lee could choose only one. The decision he made would change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A breath of unbiased truth!

  • By brian bridges on 07-04-16

The man who would raise the name Lee to the highes

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-15

Good read. Offers a full understanding of what Robert E. Lee would have to consider as he resigned from the union army. His father having been one of Washington's closest officers in the revolution, his wife being the daughter of Washington's adopted son. As simply as Washington being a hero to Lee. Oh how difficult a decision to make. Lee knew first & foremost he was a Virginian so there could be no other choice. Wonderfully told in both story & performance. A great book for all who love American history, particularly civil war history. Get it today ?

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The American Civil War

  • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Length: 24 hrs and 36 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,446
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,435

Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood-and the United States was truly born.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Series

  • By Rodney on 07-09-13

wonderful course

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-24-15

I don't always agree with Dr Gallagher ' s conclusions or opinions but he presents the war in an extremely accurate and historically correct manner. Easy to listen to and you can't help but get caught up in his enthusiasm. I highly recommend it!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful