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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:
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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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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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