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    • The Coming Fury

    • The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 434
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431

    > 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History As It Should Be

    • By Bryan on 07-19-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    A fascinating and insightful examination of the life and times of the victorious Civil War general who became a controversial American president. In U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation's greatest and most misunderstood heroes before, during, and after the terrible War Between the States that violently split the country in two.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Walk like you know what you are doing and people with think you know what you are doing...

    • By Anonymous User on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • This Hallowed Ground

    • A History of the Civil War
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 18 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    This audiobook is the classic one-volume history of the American Civil War by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton. Covering events from the prelude of the conflict to the death of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, yet unassuming, scholarship to bring the war alive in an almost novelistic way. It is this gift for narrative that led contemporary critics to compare this book to War and Peace, and call it a "modern Iliad." Now over 50 years old, This Hallowed Ground remains one of the best-loved and admired general Civil War books.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but not a great Narration

    • By J on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Never Call Retreat

    • The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 3
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 19 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, informative and well written.

    • By W. F. Rucker on 01-30-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Mr. Lincoln's Army

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    A magnificent history of the opening years of the Civil War by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton. The first book in Bruce Catton's Pulitzer Prize-winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Mr. Lincoln's Army is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War, when a fledgling Union Army took its stumbling first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very poor reader with great material

    • By L or D Day on 07-28-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • A Stillness at Appomattox

    • The Army of the Potomac, Volume 3
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 200

    the most spectacular conflicts between Grant and Lee and details the end of hope for the Confederacy. Utilizing various collections of unpublished letters written by soldiers, personal diaries of spouses and relatives, memoirs of soldiers and their families, and official war records, Catton follows Grant's campaigns from early 1864 to the end of the war, detailing many crucial battles along the way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb Catton classic.

    • By David on 05-28-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Glory Road

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 17 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, horrible reader!

    • By Patrick on 03-25-17

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Grant Takes Command

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 25 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 82

    This conclusion of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's acclaimed Civil War history of General Ulysses S. Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant's bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg - a victory that wrested control of the Mississippi River from Southern hands - President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to the head of the Army of the Potomac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Writing, Poor Narration

    • By Derek on 06-29-16

    Regular price: $39.95

    • Grant Moves South

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 64

    A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's acclaimed Civil War history of the complex man and controversial Union commander whose battlefield brilliance ensured the downfall of the Confederacy. Preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton narrows his focus on commander Ulysses S. Grant, whose bold tactics and relentless dedication to the Union ultimately ensured a Northern victory in the nation's bloodiest conflict.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • catton at his best

    • By JLayland on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Terrible Swift Sword

    • The Centennial History of the Civil War, Vol. 2
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237

    Terrible Swift Sword (Vol. 2): The dismissal of George McClellan and the rise of Ulysses S. Grant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Civil War gets under way (Shelby Foote)

    • By lanny kaufman on 09-08-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Civil War

    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 169
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    For a person seeking a single volume to serve as a captivating introduction and a dependable guide through all the maze of battles and issues of the Civil War, this is an audiobook without parallel. Bruce Catton understood the Civil War - its participants and battles - and he unfolds it with skill and simplicity.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The American Civil War

    • By Keith on 08-11-03

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Battle of Gettysburg

    • American Heritage Series
    • By: Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    From the opening shots to General George Pickett's ill-fated charge, Bruce Catton tells the dramatic story of the battle that resulted in more than 51,000 Union and Confederate casualties and changed the course of the war.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very good, short narrative

    • By Carl E. Koller Lucio on 02-23-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Combat: The Civil War

    • By: Don Congdon, Bruce Catton
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 29 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    There are many, many studies of the Civil War. Books have been written on its economic effects, its political causes, its relationship to western expansion. But the real fascination of the war is the story of combat, men in battle. Combat: The Civil War tells this story in the words of men who actually marched into battle. We share their experiences, their fears, and their moments of bravery at Vicksburg, on board the Monitor, at Gettysburg, and at the bloody battle of Antietam. These eyewitness accounts are interspersed with brief commentaries by some of our most respected historians....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Real Stories From The Men That Fought The Battles

    • By Jeffrey on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $38.46