The Civil War

  • by Bruce Catton
  • Narrated by Barrett Whitener
  • 8 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For a person seeking a single volume to serve as a captivating introduction and a dependable guide through all the maze of battles and issues of the Civil War, this is an audiobook without parallel. Bruce Catton understood the Civil War - its participants and battles - and he unfolds it with skill and simplicity. Of all historians past and present, Bruce Catton ranks among the best.

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What the Critics Say

"[The Civil War] is everything we have come to expect from the practiced hand of Bruce Catton: scholarly, judicious, clear, and unfailingly interesting. It would be difficult to find a better introduction to the Civil War than this book.

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The American Civil War

Having visited the Civil War battle ground to the NE of Atlanta on my last visit to the States I thought I could learn more through this book.

I found the information contained within to be excellent and very thorough, spoiled only by an inferior sound quality that at times had an incredible amount of low frequency bass boost.

If you are able to put up with this annoying inconvenience, the listener is well rewarded.
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- Keith

Great for general interest

This is a very good basic history of the Civil War. I suspect that it would leave most hard-core Civil War buffs a little cold, because it does not contain a lot of blow-by-blow narration of each battle, nor is there minute analysis of the military tactics. One might say that this is the war as Lincoln would have seen it rather than as Grant or McClellan or Lee did.
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- Mark Grannis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.