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THIS MIGHTY SCOURGE Perspectives on the Civil War

by | Read by Barrett Whitener

History • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2007

The book's common thread wraps around the Civil War, and arises from a compilation of 16 essays with related perspectives. Since the audio doesn't explain this theme, avoidable confusion results. The characters include Harriet Tubman, James Brown, and Jesse James, as well as numerous generals and politicians. Narrator Barrett Whitener doesn't create unique voices for them, but rather inflects his speech slightly or adds a quick pause to indicate it's not the author talking. Because of the lack of historical organization, Whitener's taciturn narration establishes and maintains the primary focus for listeners' attention. With no maps, no pictures, and no background for the many battles, beginners to this period of U.S. history may falter in listening to this. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2009]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 9781433246715 $29.95 • Seven CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

 

Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 9781433246692 $59.95 • Seven cassettes

CD ISBN 9781433246708 $80.00 • Seven CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4332-4672-2 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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