The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 by Shelby Foote audiobook

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian

By Shelby Foote
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780394746210
52.77 Hours Unabridged
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The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. The word narrative is the key to this book’s extraordinary incandescence and truth: the story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved. One learns not only what was happening on all fronts but also how the author discovered it during his years of exhaustive research. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America’s history.

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Summary

Summary

A National Review: 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Century Selection

Finalist for the 1964 National Book Award

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign.

The word narrative is the key to this book’s extraordinary incandescence and truth: the story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved. One learns not only what was happening on all fronts but also how the author discovered it during his years of exhaustive research.

This is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America’s history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist.” Walker Percy, author of the National Book Award–winning Moviegoer
“Though the events of this middle year of the Civil War have been recounted hundreds of times, they have rarely been re-created with such vigor and such picturesque detail.” New York Times Book Review
“This, then, is narrative history—a kind of history that goes back to an older literary tradition…The writing is superb…One of the historical and literary achievements of our time.” Washington Post Book World
“Gettysburg…is described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders that I understand, at last, what happened in that battle…Mr. Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist’s skill in directing the reader’s attention to the men and the episodes that will influence the course of the whole war, without omitting items which are of momentary interest. His organization of facts could hardly be better.” Atlantic

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Author Bio: Shelby Foote

Author Bio: Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote (1916–2005) was an American historian and novelist who came from a long line of Mississippians. After attending the University of North Carolina, he served in World War II as a captain of field artillery in the European theater. He wrote six novels and was awarded three Guggenheim Fellowships in the twenty-year course of writing his monumental three-volume history, The Civil War: A Narrative.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 52.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English