9780679755432

The Civil War

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  • ISBN13:

    9780679755432

  • ISBN10:

    0679755438

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 1994-09-06
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.

Author Biography

Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of eleven books, including <i>A First-Class Temperament</i>, which won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 1990 Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians. He has written or co-written many documentary films, including <i>The Civil War</i>, <i>Baseball</i>, <i>The West</i>, <i>Thomas Jefferson</i>, <i>Not for Ourselves Alone</i>, and <i>Jazz</i>. He lives in New York City.<br><br>Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is a director, producer, and writer who has been making documentaries for more than twenty years. His landmark film <i>The Civil War</i> was the highest-rated series in the history of American public television, and his work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards. He lives

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Crossroads of Our Being
vii
1861 A House Divided
3(78)
Why the War Came
72(9)
Don E. Fehrenbacher
1862 Forever Free
81(76)
Who Freed the Slaves?
146(11)
Barbara J. Fields
1863 The Universe of Battle
157(82)
Men at War: An Interview with Shelby Foote
215(24)
1864 Most Hallowed Ground
239(52)
War and Politics
282(9)
James M. McPherson
1865 The Better Angels of Our Nature
291(36)
What the War Made Us
319(8)
C. Vann Woodward
Acknowledgments 327(2)
Selected Bibliography 329(4)
Index 333

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