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The Civil War : an illustrated history

Author: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns; Ric Burns; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Knopf, [1990] ©1990
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Geoffrey C.
Civil War.
New York : Knopf, 1990
(OCoLC)551519517
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey C Ward; Ken Burns; Ric Burns; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0394562852 9780394562858 0370315502 9780370315508 0679742778 9780679742777 9780712652346 0712652345
OCLC Number: 21160298
Performer(s): Based on a documentary filmscript by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns and Ken Burns.
Awards: Commended for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Book of the Year) 1991
Description: xix, 425 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The crossroads of our being --
1861: A house divided --
Why the war came / Don E. Fehrenbacher --
1862: Forever free --
Who freeds the slaves? / Barbara J. Fields --
1863: The universe of battle --
Men at war: an interview with Shelby Foote --
1864: Most hallowed ground --
War and politics / James M. McPherson --
1865: The better angels of our nature --
What the war made us / C. Vann Woodward.
Responsibility: narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary filmscript by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, and Ken Burns ; with contributions by Don E. Fehrenbacher [and others].
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