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The Civil War

Author: Neal ConanShelby FooteE L DoctorowSam WaterstonHal HolbrookAll authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : NPR ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge, 2011.
Series: American chronicles (National Public Radio (U.S.))
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical radio programs
Radio talk shows
Nonfiction radio programs
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Conan; Shelby Foote; E L Doctorow; Sam Waterston; Hal Holbrook; Susan Stamberg; James M McPherson; Tony Horwitz; National Public Radio (U.S.); HighBridge Audio (Firm)
ISBN: 9781611743951 : 9781611742534 : 1611743958 1611742536
OCLC Number: 694831355
Notes: Compact disc.
Selections originally broadcast on NPR between Sept. 17, 1988 and Jan. 9, 2011.
Performer(s): Host, Neal Conan ; participants, Shelby Foote, E.L. Doctorow, Sam Waterson, Hal Holbrook, Susan Stamberg, James McPherson, Tony Horwitz, and others.
Description: 3 sound discs (3 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: disc 1. Introduction / Neal Conan (0:54) --
Manassas/Bull Run (Weekend edition Saturday, July 21, 2001) (8:48) --
Historian Shelby Foote (Fresh air, July 27, 1994) (10:54) --
Geraldine Brooks' Civil War march (All things considered, Mar. 9, 2005) (7:56) --
History of "Dixie" (Morning edition, Nov. 11, 2002) (8:00) --
Confederates in the attic (All things considered, Mar. 14, 1998) (9:55) --
Antietam (Weekend edition Saturday, Sept. 17, 1988) (13:08) --
Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation ( All things considered, Jan. 3, 1993) (3:55) --
disc 2. Gettysburg's hallowed ground (Weekend edition Sunday, June 29, 2003) (13:11) --
Old army friends, divided at Gettysburg (Morning edition, July 2, 2008) (3:27) --
Gettysburg eyewitness (All things considered, Feb. 15, 1999) (4:38) --
Gettysburg address read by Sam Waterson (Morning edition, Nov. 19, 2003) (2:43) --
Henry Fleming, reluctantly wearing the red badge (All things considered, July 20, 2008) (7:34) --
Woman fought like a man for freedom (Weekend edition Sunday, May 24, 2009) (9:56) --
Civil War reporters (Morning edition, June 28, 2000) (7:13) --
Historians search for Civil War relics (All things considered, Apr. 26, 2010) (3:43) --
Civil War relics tempt thieves (Morning edition, July 1, 2008) (4:47) --
Living history at Lincoln's summer retreat (Morning edition, July 20, 2009) (7:23) --
disc. 3. E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The march (All things considered, Oct. 18, 2005) (6:31) --
April 1865 (Weekend edition Saturday, May 5, 2001) (7:41) --
Letters from Civil War era tell the price of freedom (Tell me more, Feb. 17, 2009) (4:45) --
Iowa in the Civil War (Weekend edition Saturday, May 10, 2003) (5:31) --
What it means to be free (All things considered, Feb. 15, 1999) (3:03) --
The Civil War still stirs the Southern soul (Weekend edition Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011) (2:40) --
Union soldier comes home (All things considered, Sept. 18, 2009) (3:09) --
Appomattox (All things considered, Apr. 9, 1998) (3:04) --
At Ford's Theatre, Lincoln's death revisited (Morning edition, Feb. 12, 2009) (6:58) --
"O captain! My captain!" (Weekend edition Sunday, Apr. 20, 2003) (1:42) --
"Battle hymn of the republic," the other national anthem (All things considered, Nov. 13, 2010) (6:10).
Series Title: American chronicles (National Public Radio (U.S.))
Other Titles: Weekend edition Saturday (Radio program)
Weekend edition Sunday (Radio program)
Fresh air (Radio program)
All things considered (Radio program)
Morning edition.
Tell me more (Radio program)

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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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