The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 : The Civil War: A Narrative

  • by Shelby Foote
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • Series: The Civil War: A Narrative
  • 52 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant's Vicksburg Campaign.
The word narrative is the key to this book's extraordinary incandescence and truth: The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved. One learns not only what was happening on all fronts but also how the author discovered it during his years of exhaustive research.
This is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America's history.

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A good storyteller gives eye opening view of war.

I loved Shelby Foote from the moment I saw him on Ken Burns Civil War. Now my appreciation for him grows. I had read Bruce Catton's books on the Civil War and really loved them. Shelby Foote writes a beautiful narrative that expands our of it. I loved the account of U. S. Grant's two day excursion up the Mississippi on a bender. It was hilarious and I am so happy he had officers and friends like the journalist who did his best to corral him and then keep their mouths shut for so many years. What loyalty! A quality hard to find today.
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- Teresa B.

America's Fiery Trial

While I've read better academic histories, Shelby Foot's narrative​ skill is unsurpassed. The narrator is solid. Unlike other narrators of Civil War histories, he correctly pronounced most southern place names.
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- Steve Vornov

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.