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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James M. McPherson Narrator: Barrett Whitener Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history.

Listeners will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy.

Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War. 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 Lynne | 12/12/2013

    " This was an interesting book, but not light reading at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/1/2013

    " A worthy collection of McPherson's thoughts on the Civil War and Reconstruction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 11/10/2013

    " Excellent essays, as usual with mcPherson. Given Bush's actiions, I read w/ special interest the chapter where Lincoln said he could do anything as prez in a war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 11/7/2013

    " A great collection of essays on the Civil War. Perspectives on the reasons, the influences of the media, the personalities, and society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martin | 10/7/2013

    " McPherson is the best. Full review to come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/2/2013

    " Not a battle-by-battle description, but essays dealing with specific incidents, characters, and concepts that influenced the outcome of the Civil War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/6/2012

    " A great synopsis of his other works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 4/12/2012

    " This book takes look at a number of different topics related to the Civil War and McPherson gives his reflections on them. Sometimes he puts forward his own thoughts on topics, in others he rebuts other scholars. An interesting, approachable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Case Lawrence | 1/19/2012

    " One of the top 5 books I have ever read......!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Taylor | 12/3/2011

    " A good read, but probably not the best for a "newbie" to the Civil War like me (my knowledge of the Civil War is limited to what I learner over a decade ago in high school). Overall, I found McPherson to be very readable. "

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

    " One of the top 5 books I have ever read......!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/15/2010

    " Not a battle-by-battle description, but essays dealing with specific incidents, characters, and concepts that influenced the outcome of the Civil War. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 4/16/2009

    " This was an interesting book, but not light reading at all. "

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About the Author
Author James M. McPhersonJames M. McPherson is a professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for non?ction, as well as other works on the Civil War, including Ordeal by Fire and Marching Toward Freedom. McPherson’s most recent book is Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam.
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.