The Centennial History of the Civil War

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,068 ratings

The Coming Fury Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • 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
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    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 454
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    > 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

  • Book 2

    • 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 281
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No Better History of the Civil War

    • By Bryan on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $38.49

  • Book 3

    • 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 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235

    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