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In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation.
The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3 brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife that altered American life forever.
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By L. E. Rust on 10-15-17
Most unbiased and straightforward history of the Civil War I have read to date
Thank you to Shelby Foot and to all those who helped gather the information for this book. I have come to many of the same conclusions in my mind about the Civil War prior to this book. This just reaffirms my thoughts and impressions. I am grateful but it was put together in such a way that made the understanding of the battles in the Civil War more understandable.
The narration by Grover Gardner was fantastic thank you for doing such a great job.
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By Circlekay1 Gulfport MS on 10-18-17
let the future not repeat the past
author shelby foote provides the reader with a panaranic view of this complex, tragic span of time called THE Civil War. Though the better part of the book details the Civil War battles, military strategy and their outcomes, he does spend considerable time graphically describing key figures, North and South, who conducted this conflict. I would like to believe that even the author would have acknowledged that many, many more pages about the war's medical failures and successes were worthy of elaboration, that more comments from black soldiers would have been insightful additions to this tome, that life in military prisons would have expanded upon the cruelty experienced North and South, that the lives of millions of non combatants were painfully, daily, adversely impacted as well as a miriad of other "side" issues were consecutively deserving of mention. The narration was Superbowl, lengthy but well worth the listen. Thank you .
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