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The Civil War

Author: Ken BurnsGeoffrey C WardRic BurnsDavid G McCulloughColleen DewhurstAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Military history
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Geoffrey C Ward; Ric Burns; David G McCullough; Colleen Dewhurst; Laurence Fishburne, III; Morgan Freeman; Jeremy Irons; Derek Jacobi; Jason Robards; Sam Waterston; Hoyt Axton; Bruce Shaw; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 1415702470 9781415702475 0780638875 9780780638877
OCLC Number: 57408580
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a television mini-series in 1990; produced in 1989.
Special features, disc 1: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction" ; commentary track by Ken Burns ; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch ; biography cards and battlefield maps.
Credits: Narrator, David McCullough ; cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
Performer(s): Voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
Awards: Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 5 videodiscs (ca. 700 min.) : sd., col. with b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; 5.1 surround sound, digitally remastered.
Contents: disc 1. Episode one : the Cause (1861) --
disc 2. Episodes two and three : A Very Bloody Affair, Forever Free (1862) --
disc 3. Episodes four and five : Simply Murder, the Universe of Battle (1863) --
disc 4. Episodes six and seven : Valley of the Shadow of Death, Most Hallowed Ground (1864) --
disc 5. Episodes eight and nine : War is All Hell, the Better Angles of Our Nature (1865).
Other Titles: Civil War (Television program)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films presentation ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns and Ric Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ric Burns with Ken Burns ; produced in association with WETA-TV ; a production of Florentine Films.

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An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.

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