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The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 Audiobook

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

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The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant's Vicksburg Campaign.

The word narrative is the key to this book's extraordinary incandescence and truth: The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved. One learns not only what was happening on all fronts but also how the author discovered it during his years of exhaustive research.

This is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America's history.

©2016 Shelby Foote (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    W.F. Clancy 09-16-17
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    Riveting. I absolutely enjoyed the substance and narration. I recommend this book. first class.

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    Romain Fravien Harlem, USA 08-14-17
    Romain Fravien Harlem, USA 08-14-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Long Listen But So Good"

    There are times when my mind wonders off while listening, so I recommend pacing yourself when listening.

    This is such a great story and very beautifully written. I highly recommend it for American History fans.

    The story is also a bit of military history. It's fascinating to hear not only the story of the Civil War but also the start of American military might. Tactics and inventions used by both sides eventually find their way into the reunified military. When you hear them mentioned in passing in this story, it's cool to know where it will lead (e.g. Beauregard playing around but failing with submarines).

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    John R Luke Jr 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    I have always liked this text of history but to hear it come to life via a very well done reading made it a favorite of mine. you could picture the scene in front of you and the personalities as if they were in the room with you. I took an opportunity to scroll though an atlas of the war as I listened and found it facinating. can not recomend it enough

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    Teresa B. Las Vegas, Nevada 02-16-17
    Teresa B. Las Vegas, Nevada 02-16-17 Member Since 2017

    I have a story to tell which I am trying to survive I care4a beautiful disabled daughter I had a career in sales I have a background ofabuse

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    "A good storyteller gives eye opening view of war."

    I loved Shelby Foote from the moment I saw him on Ken Burns Civil War. Now my appreciation for him grows. I had read Bruce Catton's books on the Civil War and really loved them. Shelby Foote writes a beautiful narrative that expands our of it. I loved the account of U. S. Grant's two day excursion up the Mississippi on a bender. It was hilarious and I am so happy he had officers and friends like the journalist who did his best to corral him and then keep their mouths shut for so many years. What loyalty! A quality hard to find today.

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    "A very good book for any civil war lover "

    Very in depth, detailed narrative of the middle of the war. My favorite part was when Shelby Foote described a cold river crossing as 'scrotum shrivelingly cold'

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    Steve Vornov Hopewell, VA 05-22-17
    Steve Vornov Hopewell, VA 05-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "America's Fiery Trial"

    While I've read better academic histories, Shelby Foot's narrative​ skill is unsurpassed. The narrator is solid. Unlike other narrators of Civil War histories, he correctly pronounced most southern place names.

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