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The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball’s Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

The word “narrative” is the key to this extraordinary book’s incandescence and its truth. The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved in it. One learns not only what was happening on all fronts but also how the author discovered it during his years of exhaustive research.

This first volume in Shelby Foote’s comprehensive history is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America’s history.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail, in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject…It stands alongside the work of the best of them.”

    New Republic

  • “Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters…a stirring and stupendous synthesis of history.”

    Chicago Daily News

  • “This is historical writing at its best…It can hardly be surpassed.”

    Library Journal

  • “A stunning book full of color, life, character, and a new atmosphere of the Civil War, and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power. Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else.”

    Burke Davis, author of They Called Him Stonewall

  • “I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with the whole production—the format, of course, and the quality of sound; but above all with Grover Gardner’s performance. No writer could ask for a better out-loud reader.”

    Shelby Foote

  • A National Review: 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century Selection
  • A 2016 Voice Arts Award Nominee
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