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The Civil War
Conan, Neal.
Publication Information:
[Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge, [2011]

Physical Description:
3 audio discs (3 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
General Note:
Selections originally broadcast between Sept. 17, 1988 and Jan. 9, 2011.

Compact disc.
Manassas/Bull Run (Weekend edition Saturday, July 21, 2001) -- Historian Shelby Foote (Fresh air, July 27, 1994) -- Geraldine Brooks' Civil War march (All things considered, Mar. 9, 2005) -- History of "Dixie" (Morning edition, Nov. 11, 2002) -- Confederates in the Attic (All things considered, Mar. 14, 1998) -- Antietam (Weekend edition Saturday, Sept. 17, 1988) -- Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation ( All things considered, Jan. 3, 1993).

Gettysburg's hallowed ground (Weekend edition Sunday, June 29, 2003) -- Old army friends, divided at Gettysburg (Morning edition, July 2, 2008) -- Gettysburg eyewitness (All things considered, Feb. 15, 1999) -- Gettysburg address read by Sam Waterson (Morning edition, Nov. 19, 2003) -- Henry Fleming, reluctantly wearing the red badge (All things considered, July 20, 2008) -- Woman fought like a man for freedom (Weekend edition Sunday, May 24, 2009) -- Civil War reporters (Morning edition, June 28, 2000) -- Historians search for Civil War relics ( All things considered, Apr. 26, 2010) -- Civil War relics tempt thieves (Morning edition, July 1, 2008) -- Living history at Lincoln's summer retreat (Morning edition, July 20, 2009).

E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The march (All things considered, Oct. 18, 2005) -- April 1865 (Weekend edition Saturday, May 5, 2001) -- Letters from Civil War era tell the price of freedom (Tell me more, Feb. 17, 2009) -- Iowa in the Civil War (Weekend edition Saturday, May 10, 2003) -- What it means to be free (All things considered, Feb. 15, 1999) -- Civil War still stirs the southern soul ( Weekend edition Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011) -- Union soldier comes home (All things considered, Sept. 18, 2009) -- Appomattox (All things considered, Apr. 9, 1998) -- At Ford's Theatre, Lincoln's death revisited (Morning edition, Feb. 12, 2009) -- "O captain! My captain!" (Weekend edition Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003) -- "Battle hymn of the republic, " the other national anthem (All things considered, Nov. 13, 2010).
Added Uniform Title:
Weekend edition Saturday (Radio program)

Fresh air with Terry Gross (Radio program)

All things considered (Radio program)

Morning edition.

Weekend edition Sunday (Radio program)

Tell me more (Radio program)

Format :
Audiobook on CD


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E468.9 .C474 2011 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
E468.9 .C474 2011 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks
E468.9 .C474 2011 Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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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 perspective E.L. Doctorow discusses Sherman and The March Sam Waterston performs the Gettysburg Address Hal Holbrook honors Iowa in the Civil War Susan Stamberg reports from Lincoln's summer retreat James McPherson tours Gettysburg's hallowed ground Tony Horwitz explores the world of Civil War reenactors Plus 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.

Table of Contents

IntroductionNeal Conan
Manassas/Bull Run
Historian Shelby Foote
Geraldine Brooks' Civil War March
History of "Dixie"
Confederates in the Attic
Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation
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
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 Soldier Comes Home
At Ford's Theatre, Lincoln's Death Revisited
"O Captain! My Captain!"
"Battle Hymn of the Republic," the Other National Anthem