James M. McPherson
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James M. McPherson

James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He has published numerous volumes on the Civil War, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom, Crossroads of Freedom (which was a New York Times bestseller), Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, which won the Lincoln Prize.

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    • Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 1

    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,435
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,112

    Battle Cry of Freedom traces how a new nation was forged when a war both sides were sure would amount to little dragged on for four years, costing more American lives than all other wars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • volume1

    • By chris on 08-26-10

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Battle Cry of Freedom: Volume 2

    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 19 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,201
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 945
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 943

    Battle Cry of Freedom traces how a new nation was forged when a war both sides were sure would amount to little dragged on for four years, costing more American lives than all other wars....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a Pleasant Surprise

    • By Kenneth on 02-12-12

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Tried by War

    • Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    As we approach the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth in 2009, this work provides agenuinely novel, even timely, view of the most written about figure in our history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Read

    • By Chris Morin on 03-21-17

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The War That Forged a Nation

    • Why the Civil War Still Matters
    • By: James McPherson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 407
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 368

    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellence in book form

    • By Joshua on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Crossroads to Freedom

    • Antietam
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Compared to the Normandy invasion in World War II, Antietam produced four times as many casualties....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Far beyond the scope of the battle

    • By Aaron on 01-26-04

    Regular price: $13.95

    • Embattled Rebel

    • Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting

    • By Jean on 10-18-14

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Abraham Lincoln

    • A Presidential Life
    • By: James McPherson
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • In depth

    • By Pat on 04-23-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • War on the Waters

    • The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent starting off point

    • By alex on 09-30-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Hallowed Ground

    • A Walk at Gettysburg
    • By: James McPherson
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian James McPherson provides a historic tour through Gettysburg...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice for what it is.

    • By William on 01-05-04

    Regular price: $15.93

    • This Mighty Scourge

    • Perspectives on the Civil War
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    In this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An Introduction to McPherson

    • By Roy on 05-03-09

    Regular price: $19.56

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