NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

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NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

  • Title: NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War
  • Author: National Public Radio
  • ISBN: 9781611742534
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Audio CD



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 SheNPR 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 .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.


Recent Comments "NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War"

It is a little short on quotable lines, which is my usual measure, but it is high-quality nevertheless. In an effort to cover a massive topic in a short time, the producers of the series choose compelling figures to speak with such as James McPherson, Shelby Foote, and Sam Waterson memorably reading the Gettysburg Address.

Not sure why this is considered a book. This is just a hodge podge collection of NPR stories about the Civil War. There isn't any focus and it doesnt appear anything was created for this, just a collection of radio stories.

Just read a book.

If you’re looking for a fact-filled and heartfelt documentary, you need look no further than NPR. They’ve been producing award-winning documentaries for a long time, and they’re pretty good at it. In The Civil War, the first installment in NPR’s new American Chronicles series, we get some vivid memories and accounts of one of our nation’s darkest hours. This is not the bland statistical information that you might find in a history book, but the true-life stories that really drive it ho [...]

Published in 2011 by HighBridge AudioMulticast performanceDuration: 2 hours, 59 minutesNPR has searched through its archives and found 29 stories that make for a very interesting listen if you are a student of the Civil War.There are interviews with historians, including James McPherson and Shelby Foote and authors like Tony Horwitz, Jay Winik and E.L. Doctorow. Sam Waterston reads the Gettysburg Address (so good!) and Hal Holbrook talks about a project of his about the impact of the Civil War o [...]

Sadly mired in NPR's PC commentary, this is a haphazard collection only partially redeemed by the brilliant and sadly missed Shelby Foote and a wonderful recording from the 1920s of a man who heard Lincoln at Gettysburg when the speaker was a boy. The rest is sadly vapid and wrapped in 21st Century sensibility.

After reading two historical fiction books on the civil war, I came across this audio-book format dramatization quite by accident. As expected from NPR it was extremely well done. Historical documents read by and small vignettes told by various personalities bring the voices of the Civil War to life. Well worth the listen.

This was really well done and extremely educational for listeners of all ages. Just like I was listening to NPR, but back to back to back to well you get the idea stories from sites were the Civil War played out.

Unoriginal but beautifully done - classic NPR.

I listened to this audio twice while driving home for a family reunion.Each story tugs at your heart and the narration is beautiful.


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