The New York Times: Disunion

  • by Ted Widmer (editor)
  • Narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck, Mark Boyett, Kevin Pariseau
  • 19 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A major new collection of modern commentary - from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs - on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from The New York Times' popular Disunion online journal.
Since its debut on November 6, 2010, Disunion, The New York Times' acclaimed journal about the Civil War, has published hundreds of original articles and won multiple awards, including "Best History Website" from the New Media Institute and the History News Network. Following the chronology of the secession crisis and the Civil War, the contributors to Disunion, who include modern scholars, journalists, historians, and Civil War buffs, offer ongoing daily commentary and assessment of the Civil War as it unfolded.
Now, for the first time, this fascinating and historically significant commentary has been gathered together and organized in one volume. In The New York Times: Disunion, historian Ted Widmer has selected more than 100 articles that cover events beginning with Lincoln's presidential victory through the Emancipation Proclamation. Topics include everything from Walt Whitman's wartime diary to the bloody guerrilla campaigns in Missouri and Kansas. Esteemed contributors include William Freehling, Adam Goodheart, and Edward Ayers, among others.
The book also compiles new essays that have not been published on the Disunion site, by contributors and well-known historians such as David Blight, Gary Gallagher, and Drew Gilpin Faust. Topics include the perspective of African-American slaves and freed men on the war, the secession crisis in the Upper South, the war in the West (that is, past the Appalachians), the war in Texas, the international context, and Civil War-era cartography.

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Excellent audiobook! Love this format!

Enthralling collection of essays about the US Civil War. Lots of little known facts, and fresh look at all aspects of the controversy.
Incredibly entertaining. Expertly narrated!

Definitely don't pass this one up!
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- Benoibe "audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too."

One of the Civil War books you MUST read

A collection of over 100 short essays on very specific topics. ...excellent! a must !
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios