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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 Warwas first published, The New York Timehailed 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 Waralso 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.
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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author Geoffrey C. Ward, Ken Burns, Ric Burns
Number Of Pages 448 pages
Format Trade Cloth
Publication Date 1990-09-05
Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Copyright Date 1990
Weight 63.1 Oz
Height 1.3 In.
Width 9.4 In.
Length 11.1 In.
LC Classification Number E468.7.W26 1990
Dewey Decimal 973.7
Dewey Edition 20
"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.