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Download The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume II, Fredericksburg to Meridian Audiobook (Unabridged)

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This volume is dominated by the almost continual confrontation of great armies. For the fourth time, the Army of the Potomac (now under the control of Burnside) attempts to take Richmond, resulting in the bloodbath at Fredericksburg. Then Joe Hooker tries again, only to be repulsed at Chancellorsville as Stonewall Jackson turns his flank, a bitter victory for the South, paid for by the death of Lee's foremost lieutenant.

In the West, during the six-month standoff that followed the shock of Murfreesboro in the central theater, one of the most complex and determined sieges of the war has begun. Here, Grant's seven relentless efforts against Vicksburg show Lincoln that he has at last found his killer-general, the man who can face the arithmetic.

With Vicksburg finally under siege, Lee again invades the North. The three-day conflict at Gettysburg receives book-length attention in a masterly treatment of a key great battle, not as legend has it but as it really was, before it became distorted by controversy and overblown by remembered glory. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 6/15/2010

    " Best Civil War history book I have ever read. Period. Engaging from beginning to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Philip | 4/21/2010

    " History written by a novelist. A great read, but not necessarily historically trustworthy. Use it as a jumping-off point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rich | 3/9/2010

    " Simply the most phenomenal account of the Civil War in existence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott | 3/7/2010

    " I must confess. I was rooting for the South in most all of the battles. I also shed a tear when Stonewall Jackson died. Does that make me a bad person? I was really sad and depressed when Lee surrendered. "

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