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The Civil War

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Written by Geoffrey C. WardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Geoffrey C. Ward , Kenneth BurnsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Kenneth Burns and RICHARD BURNSAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by RICHARD BURNS

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: September 6, 1994
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-75543-2 (0-679-75543-8)
Also available as an abridged audio CD, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
about this book

This acclaimed narrative history (based on the PBS television series) is now available in a complete text-only edition that interweaves the authors' narrative with the voices of the participants, from politicians and officers to soldiers and civilians on both sides of the war.  This edition also includes essays by Don E. Fehrenbacher on the war's origins, Barbara J. Fields on the freeing of the slaves, Shelby Foote on the war's soldiers and commanders, James M. McPherson on the political dimensions of the struggle, and C. Vann Woodward assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Crossroads of Our Being

1. 1861 A House Divided

"Why the War Came" by Don E. Fehrenbacher

2. 1862 Forever Free

"Who Freed the Slaves?" by Barbara J. Fields

3. 1863 The Universe of Battle

Men at War: An Interview with Shelby Foote

4. 1864 Most Hallowed Ground

"War and Politics" by James M. McPherson

5. 1865 The Better Angels of Our Nature

"What the War Made Us" by C. Vann Woodward