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    • The History of the United States, 2nd Edition

    • By: The Great Courses, Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, and others
    • Narrated by: Allen C. Guelzo, Gary W. Gallagher, Patrick N. Allitt
    • Length: 43 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,878
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,692
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674

    This comprehensive series of 84 lectures features three award-winning historians sharing their insights into this nation's past-from the European settlement and the Revolutionary War through the Civil War, 19th-century industrialization, two world wars, and the present day. These lectures give you the opportunity to grasp the different aspects of our past that combine to make us distinctly American, and to gain the knowledge so essential to recognizing not only what makes this country such a noteworthy part of world history, but the varying degrees to which it has lived up to its ideals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow!

    • By Christina on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $59.95

    • 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 1,766
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,596
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,586

    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

    Regular price: $52.95

    • Robert E. Lee and His High Command

    • By: Gary W. Gallagher, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Gary W. Gallagher
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179

    Few events have captivated students of American history like the Civil War. Its most striking personalities seem somehow outsized, magnified beyond the ability of books or even legend to contain them. And few among those personalities have ever held our attention like General Robert Edward Lee.With his Army of Northern Virginia, Lee came to embody the cause of the Confederacy itself

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Review of Lee's High Command

    • By Brad on 09-20-13

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History

    • By: Gary W. Gallagher - editor, Alan T. Nolan - editor
    • Narrated by: Keith McCarthy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Was the Confederacy doomed from the start in its struggle against the superior might of the Union? Did its forces fight heroically against all odds for the cause of states’ rights? In reality, these suggestions are an elaborate and intentional effort on the part of Southerners to rationalize the secession and the war itself. Unfortunately, skillful propagandists have been so successful in promoting this romanticized view that the Lost Cause has assumed a life of its own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Putting down "The Great Pro-Slavery Rebellion"

    • By Buretto on 07-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten

    • How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War
    • By: Gary W. Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Robert Pavlovich
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    More than 60,000 books have been published on the Civil War. Most Americans, though, get their ideas about the war why it was fought, what was won, what was lost not from books but from movies, television, and other popular media. In an engaging and accessible survey, Gallagher guides listeners through the stories told in recent film and art, showing how they have both reflected and influenced the political, social, and racial currents of their times.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Gary, your voice and cadence can't be replaced

    • By sticky dan on 08-16-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cold Harbor to the Crater

    • The End of the Overland Campaign: The Military Campaigns of the Civil War Series
    • By: Gary W. Gallagher, Caroline Janney
    • Narrated by: Barry Press
    • Length: 12 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Between the end of May and the beginning of August 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee oversaw the transition between the Overland Campaign - a remarkable saga of maneuvering and brutal combat - and what became a grueling siege of Petersburg that many months later compelled Confederates to abandon Richmond.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Needs a better narrator

    • By Georgia Deardoff on 07-02-16

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Library of Congress Timeline of the Civil War

    • By: Margaret E. Wagner, Library of Congress, Gary W. Gallagher (introduction)
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Library of Congress Timeline of the Civil War is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of nineteenth-century warfare in firsthand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and front-line journalists.

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Union War

    • By: Gary W. Gallagher
    • Narrated by: Mel Foster
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Even 150 years later, we are haunted by the Civil War---by its division, its bloodshed, and perhaps, above all, by its origins. Today, many believe that the war was fought over slavery. This answer satisfies our contemporary sense of justice, but as Gary W. Gallagher shows in this brilliant revisionist history, it is an anachronistic judgment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Non-revisionist

    • By Chiefkent on 07-19-12

    Regular price: $24.49