NPR American chronicles The Civil War The Civil War.

Neal Conan

Sound recording - 2011

A century and a half later, the Civil War still resonates with all Americans. NPR captures the battlefield action, the human struggle, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother, and family against family. From battlefield heroics to heart-wrenching letters home and in-depth profiles of complex characters, this outstanding soundscape is moving and enlightening. Includes expert commentary, gripping stories, and unforgettable voices.

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Published
[Minneapolis, MN] : Highbridge Co [2011]
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Item Description
Duration: 3:00:00.
Physical Description
3 compact discs (3 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN
9781611742534
1611742536
Other Authors
Neal Conan (-)
  • disc 1. Introduction ; Historian Shelby Foote ; Geraldine Brooks' Civil War march ; History of "Dixie" ; Confederates in the attic ; Antietam ; Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation
  • disc 2. Gettysburg's hallowed ground ; Old army friends, divided at Gettysburg ; Gettysburg eyewitness ; Gettysburg Address read by Sam Waterston ; Henry Fleming, reluctantly wearing the red badge ; Woman fought like a man for freedom ; Civil War reporters ; Historians search for Civil War relics ; Civil War relics tempt thieves ; Living history at Lincoln's summer retreat
  • disc 3. E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The March ; April 1865 ; Letters from Civil War era tell the price of freedom ; Iowa in the Civil War ; What it means to be free ; The Civil War still stirs the southern soul ; Union soldiers come home ; Appomattox ; At Ford's Theatre, Lincoln's death revisited ; "O Captain! My Captain!" ; "Battle hymn of the Republic," the other national anthem.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices:Shelby Foote reflects on the southern perspectiveE.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The MarchSam Waterston performs the Gettysburg AddressHal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil WarSusan Stamberg reports from Lincoln’s summer retreatJames McPherson tours Gettysburg’s hallowed groundTony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactorsPlus visits to battlefields at Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and much more.The NPR American Chronicles series explores the historical events that continue to resonate in our lives. Expert commentary and unforgettable stories create vivid sound portraits of history’s greatest people and events, examined in multi-faceted and moving detail. 

Review by Publisher Summary 2

NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices:Shelby Foote reflects on the southern perspectiveE.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The MarchSam Waterston performs the Gettysburg AddressHal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil WarSusan Stamberg reports from Lincoln&;s summer retreatJames McPherson tours Gettysburg&;s hallowed groundTony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactorsPlus visits to battlefields at Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and much more.The NPR American Chronicles series explores the historical events that continue to resonate in our lives. Expert commentary and unforgettable stories create vivid sound portraits of history&;s greatest people and events, examined in multi-faceted and moving detail. 

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A new series from NPR launches with a collection of stories on the Civil War.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

NPR captures the battlefield action, the personal struggles, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother (and sometimes sister) and friend against friend. This revealing collection of Civil War stories features gripping history, expert commentary, and unforgettable voices:Shelby Foote reflects on the southern perspectiveE.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The MarchSam Waterston performs the Gettysburg AddressHal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil WarSusan Stamberg reports from Lincoln’s summer retreatJames McPherson tours Gettysburg’s hallowed groundTony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactorsPlus visits to battlefields at Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg, and much more.The NPR American Chronicles series explores the historical events that continue to resonate in our lives. Expert commentary and unforgettable stories create vivid sound portraits of history’s greatest people and events, examined in multi-faceted and moving detail.