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The Civil War

Geoffrey C. Ward

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"The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New York Time hailed it as "a treasure for the eye and mind." Now Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray. The Civil War also includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ric Burns, Ken Burns

Length:

2h 56m


Chapters

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03:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:33


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:41


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:59


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:36