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Download The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume III, Red River to Appomattox (Unabridged), by Shelby Foote
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shelby Foote Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN:
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In the third and last volume of this vivid history, Shelby Foote brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife which altered American life forever. Here, told in rich narrative and as seen from both sides, are those climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, which finally decided the fate of this nation. 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 Christopher | 2/20/2014

    " An "American Illiad" indeed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 2/10/2014

    " This is the third of Shelby Foote's three-volume coverage of the American Civil War. While he was not trained as an historian, his twelve years of research place his work in the realm of scholars. More than that, his beautiful prose, poignant observations and thoughtful coverage of the war yields a comprehensive understanding, not only of what happened, but how devastating the rift turned out to be. Regardless of the war's outcome, it would have lasting repercussions which we, as a nation have still not yet overcome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 2/10/2014

    " Reread and rating changed from 3 to 4. More appreciated the 2nd time through. Another must read for all interested in American history. This trilogy is really the definitive history of the civil war presented in a very readable style. It has been criticized for omitting mention of some of the atrocities committed by both southern and northern troops, but this is not an important omission. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John E | 2/4/2014

    " Historical Narrative doesn't get any better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/3/2014

    " One of the best of all the accounts of the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 1/13/2014

    " Loved the ending and epilogue detailing how all key characters lived out their lives in post-war America. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Hill | 1/4/2014

    " Shelby Foote earns a place in America's literary canon with his powerful, 3-volume narrative history of the Civil War. I've spent the last 5 years reading these books (off and on). It's a long journey, but worth the effort. Moving and tragic, Foote tells the story of America's second revolution with grace, humor, and a consummate mastery of the subject. He also tells the story of the entire war, avoiding the Eastern-centric perspective (of focusing on the struggle between Lee and the various commanders of the Army of the Potomac) that characterizes other treatments. A true treasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 1/4/2014

    " An extremely long, comprehensive account of the Civil War. I think it is fair to say that if Shelby Foote didn't write about it, then it didn't matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 12/12/2013

    " Shelby Foote's 3 volume narrative of the Civil War is great for anyone who is very interested in the Civil War. I emphasize very interested because each volume is over a 1000 pages. Foote was featured in Ken Burn's Civil War on PBS. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Smith | 11/26/2013

    " perfectly genius, makes history read like a novel, and the novel to read like history; beautiful, detailed, brilliant "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 6/22/2013

    " I read this entire three volume epic after watching the PBS special on TV about the Civil War and saw Shelby Foote quoted so much. This gives a pretty full account of the war. Not exactly light reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 5/29/2013

    " The last volume of the classic trilogy by Shelby Foote. This last volume deals with the years 1864-1865. It tells of Sherman's invasion and burning of Atlanta as well as the surrender of General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 10/31/2012

    " I look forward to re-reading this final,volume of Foote's Civil War trilogy. His sympathies are clear in his recounting of events but he still handles the massive materials in an even-handed manner. his droll humor works it's way thought the three volume set. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Carducci | 7/26/2012

    " A fantastic conclusion to an epic series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ethan | 3/30/2012

    " Simply a must-read for anyone interested in the Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Archer | 1/30/2012

    " The portrait of Robert E. Lee keeps Volume 3 interesting. I also like the parts discussing Lincoln in the months preceeding his re-election and until his assasination just a few months after the second inauguration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Henley | 10/26/2011

    " this was one of the best detailed reading of the events of the civil war. I started with volume 3 and going to continue with volume 2 next "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carl | 7/3/2011

    " Reads like a novel but very factual and gives a balanced account of the war from the Northern and Southern point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wes | 5/20/2011

    " I read the first book in this set and loved it. I ran out of time before I could get to the last two. Each book is 1,000 pages but I want to finish them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/11/2011

    " The best non-fiction series about the Civil War currently available. Foote brings his skills as a writer of fiction to a awe-inspiring work of fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 3/25/2011

    " Tremendous project, sweeping scope, wonderful prose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 1/4/2011

    " This is an outstanding civil war history. Well written, excellent detail and insights into the politics and tactics of the war. THE DEFINITIVE history in my book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Neva | 11/8/2010

    " Wonderful if you care about the Civil War. Although the battle strategy left me cold, the personal side was well worth the almost 2 months it took me to read these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregory | 9/17/2010

    " The best Civil War series available. "

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