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NPR AMERICAN CHRONICLES: THE CIVIL WAR

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Neal Conan et al.

History • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2011

To mark the sesquicentennial of the start of the Civil War, NPR and HighBridge Audio have assembled this collection of stories about the conflict, originally broadcast over several years. The pieces touch on the people (not just the generals but also frontline soldiers), the places, and the issues. Highlights include Sam Waterston reciting the Gettysburg Address and author Shelby Foote talking about his books on the war and about growing up in the South with a grandfather who fought for the Confederacy at Gettysburg. The episodes are uniformly engaging and create a “you-are-there” atmosphere. Occasional music—including a piece on the song “Dixie”— adds to mood. The episodes aren't long, making them ideal for listening while running errands. R.C.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2012 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2011]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781611742534 $24.95 • Three CDs

DD ISBN 9781611742541 $17.47

 

Library Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2011

CD ISBN 9781611743951 $55.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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