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    Description"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. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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    The Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey C Ward, By (author) Ric Burns, By (author) Ken Burns, Read by Ken Burns
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 148 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780739357330
    ISBN 10: 0739357336

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BIC subject category V2: HBWJ
    B&T General Subject: 430
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/CIVLWR
    DC21: 973.7
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    DC22: 973.7
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: KV
    Libri: I-KV
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    LC classification: E468.7 .W26 2007
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Publishing Group
    Publication date
    04 September 2007
    Author Information
    Geoffrey C. Ward wrote the script for the film series "The War" and is the winner of five Emmys(R) and two Writers Guild of America awards for his work for public television. He is also a historian and biographer and the author of fourteen books, including most recently "Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson." He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989 and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1990. He lives in New York City. Ken Burns, producer and director of the film series "The War, " founded his own documentary company, Florentine Films, in 1976. His films include "Jazz, Baseball, " and "The Civil War, " which was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy(R) and Peabody Awards, and two Academy Award(R) nominations. He lives in Aloe, New Hampshire.
    Review quote
    "An absorbing experience... A fine work of scholarship."- "Boston Globe ""Succeeds in evoking both the grandeur of the war and its basic humanity."- "Chicago Tribune" "From the Trade Paperback edition."