The Civil War: A Narrative
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  • 1
    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville | Shelby Foote, Ken Burns - introduction

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote, Ken Burns - introduction
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

    Storytelling brilliance

    Shelby Foote is a brilliant storyteller, and his history of the Civil War is a masterpiece. Other histories give you the view from a thousand feet; Fo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 17 2008 by Tad Davis (Philadelphia, PA USA)
  • 2
    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian | Shelby Foote

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

    • UNABRIDGED (52 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (125)
    Story
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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.

    Excellent in breadth and depth.

    Riveting. I absolutely enjoyed the substance and narration. I recommend this book. first class.

    Reviewed on September 16 2017 by W.F. Clancy (USA)
  • 3
    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox | Shelby Foote

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox

    • UNABRIDGED (58 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shelby Foote
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    Overall
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    Performance
    (95)
    Story
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    In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation.

    Epic Conclusion to the Series

    I started reading the print version's series years ago, but never finished it; it may have seemed too daunting. However, having finished the audio ver..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 23 2017 by Dustin Speckhals ()