The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3 by Shelby Foote audiobook

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox

By Shelby Foote
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780394465128
58.38 Hours Unabridged
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Here is the final volume of the highly acclaimed narrative history named one of the best nonfiction books of the century by National Review. In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation. The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3 brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife that altered American life forever.

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

Here is the final volume of the highly acclaimed narrative history named one of the best nonfiction books of the century by National Review.

In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation.

The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3 brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife that altered American life forever.

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, New York Times bestselling author
“To reread Foote is to see how the greatest historians are those who recognize that the past, like the present, is shaped by flawed, flesh-and-blood individuals, from presidents to foot soldiers.” Jon Meacham, New York Times bestselling author
“The lucidity of the battle narratives, the vigor of the prose, the strong feeling for the men from generals to privates who did the fighting…Foote has the novelist’s feeling for character and situation, without losing the historian’s scrupulous regard for recorded fact.” Walter Millis, New York Times bestselling author
“To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience. History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here.” Newsweek
“One of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters.” Chicago Daily News
“Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War…will go through this volume with pleasure…Years from now, Foote’s monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind.” New York Herald Tribune
“I have never read a better, more vivid, more understandable account of the savage battling between Grant’s and Lee’s armies…Foote stays with the human strife and suffering, and unlike most Southern commentators, he does not take sides. In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject…It stands alongside the work of the best of them.” New Republic
“The most written-about war in history has, with this completion of Shelby Foote’s trilogy, been given the epic treatment it deserves.” Providence Journal
“I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with the whole production—the format, of course, and the quality of the sound, but above all with Grover Gardner’s performance. No writer could ask for a better out-loud reader.” Shelby Foote

Reviews

Reviews

by Tad Davis 9/14/2018
Overall Performance
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Beautifully written but with Southern bias

Shelby Foote writes beautifully and the book is filled with wry humor and deep sadness. And Grover Gardner does a nearly perfect job with the narration. My only complaint is that Foote betrays a strong Southern bias, evident in his repeated efforts to draw parallels between Abraham Lincoln, a truly great man, and Jefferson Davis, a peevish and morally bankrupt slaveowner.

But if you want a detailed history that captures the viewpoint of private soldiers as well as their generals, this is the one to listen to.

Author

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: 58.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English