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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Catton Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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For a person seeking a single volume to serve as a captivating introduction and a dependable guide through all the maze of battles and issues of the Civil War, this is an audiobook without parallel. Bruce Catton understood the Civil War - its participants and battles - and he unfolds it with skill and simplicity. Of all historians past and present, Bruce Catton ranks among the best. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoklass | 2/19/2014

    " As good as any Civil War history. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jim | 2/14/2014

    " Jeanette gave this to me for either Christmas or my birthday. Not sure which. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 2/4/2014

    " Decent quick summary of the Civil War. Addresses the Southern perspective equally if not more than the Northern perspective. This was informative and appreciated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad Fabian | 1/22/2014

    " Great general history of the civil war! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Bouchard | 1/15/2014

    " Of course one of the classics in Civil War study. A must read for any serious student of the war and a serious introduction for the casual student or the curious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonard Pierce | 1/4/2014

    " Catton's one-volume history of the Civil War isn't as accomplished as some other books on the subject -- even by Catton -- but it's a very serviceable overview. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/19/2013

    " Just the portion on Gettysburg, to prepare for an upcoming trip and to fill in the blanks left by the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vic | 12/19/2013

    " I loved this. It was a great overview of the issues, the battles and people that were a defining moment in our history - on both sides. It is amazing that we were able to forgive each other at the end of it. We owe a lot to the people on both sides that made sure forgiveness was possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roby | 11/23/2013

    " concise, well-written and refreshingly free of poorly-informed conjecture. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/9/2013

    " I found this history very facinating. I missed this unit in school -being a Canadian and all. Very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 10/24/2013

    " A good starting point for the casual reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 8/14/2013

    " I'll admit it. I'm a complete Civil War nerd. I had heard this book is the gold standard of Civil War books. Eh. I liked "Battle Cry of Freedom" soooooo much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rae | 5/3/2013

    " A very readable summary of the Civil War by an eminent historian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 robert | 4/25/2013

    " BC's for the Ages wonderful illustrated history, perfect next to that Corinthian leather arm chair and blood red Morrocan turban. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TJ | 4/24/2013

    " Very, very good history of our Civil War. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 René | 2/5/2013

    " Great overview of the American civil war. Well written and very readable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/7/2012

    " A comprehensive history of the Civil War "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kip | 7/29/2012

    " Note sure I'm equipped to rate it. Got tired of having lost track of basic Civil War stuff, so I read it. It did the trick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbie Ann | 7/14/2012

    " Some interesting parts. Much battle strategy and discription. Many names to remember. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melinda | 5/2/2012

    " Would not finish. "Boring." Don't know if that was narrator or how material was presented. Said to try something else Civil War NF. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlos Ceballos | 11/8/2011

    " A pretty good introduction for some one like me, that knew very little about the American Civil War at the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 8/17/2011

    " Great review of the Civil War for those less familiar with it's history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 7/31/2011

    " A nice late Sunday evening read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon Small | 1/2/2011

    " Good general history of the war that plagued our nation. Leaves me wanting more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/7/2010

    " Good overview of the war. I assigned this as one of the books for my AP U.S. History students. They liked it as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 8/31/2010

    " The first volume of the three part series...."Mr. Lincoln's Army." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/26/2009

    " An excellent introduction to the history of the Army of the Potomac which includes lots of interesting background, particularly of the politics involved. Catton uses the words of the soldiers themselves to tell the story in this very engaging and informative read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Big | 12/28/2007

    " A fine trio of books on the Civil War, albeit only about the main Union army, the Army of the Potomac. I have read almost all of Mr. Catton's books, "

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About the Author
Author Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton (1899–1978), author and editor, is best known as a Civil War historian. Born in Michigan, he served in the navy and worked for newspapers and the federal government before publishing his first Civil War book, Mr. Lincoln’s Army, at age fifty-one. In 1954, the year he became the editor of American Heritage magazine, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book A Stillness at Appomattox.

About the Narrator

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and seven Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.