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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.

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    The Civil War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey C. Ward
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679755432
    ISBN 10: 0679755438

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    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    B&T General Subject: 430
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    DC21: 973.7
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036050
    DC22: 973.7
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: E468.7 .W26 1994
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    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    30 September 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Geoffrey C. Ward is the author "Before the Trumpet: The Young Franklin Roosevelt" and "A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, "which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. A former editor of "American Heritage," Ward has also written a number of documentary films for public television, including "The Civil War," "Huey Long," "The West," and "Thomas Hart Benton" (all with Florentine Films). He is a frequent contributor to" Audubon," "MHQ," "Smithsonian," and other magazines. Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is one of the most celebrated documentary filmmakers working today. He has produced and directed a number of award-winning films, including "Huey Long," "Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty," "The Shakers," "The Congress," and "Thomas Hart Benton." He was a producer, director, cinematographer, and co-writer of the PBS series "The Civil War." Ric Burns is a producer and writer of "The Civil War" and was educated at Columbia and Cambridge universities. He is currently producing and directing a documentary history of Coney Island.
    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"