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.


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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Customer Reviews

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good book, fair sound

The book was great, but I found the sound a bit hard to understand at times (fuzzy). Not one of their better quality recordings. (Listened to the highest quality version on an iPod; never had this problem before.)
The reader also had an unfortunate "professor-like" voice that didn't help.
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- Paul

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

Book Details

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