The Civil War: An Illustrated History

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Knopf, 2011 - History - 425 pages
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The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.

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User Review  - Ayelet - Goodreads

This is the companion book to Ken Burns' documentary, which I also enjoyed. The pictures are great and I like the asides on various topics. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Studdard - Goodreads

Great slice of history through the eyes of the people who lived it. Read full review

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Geoffrey C. Ward is the author Before the Trumpet: The Young Franklin Roosevelt and A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for biography. A former editor of American Heritage, Ward has also written a number of documentary films for public television, including The Civil War, Huey Long, The West, and Thomas Hart Benton (all with Florentine Films). He is a frequent contributor to Audubon, MHQ, Smithsonian, and other magazines.

Ken Burns, founder of Florentine Films, is one of the most celebrated documentary filmmakers working today.  He has produced and directed a number of award-winning films, including Huey Long, Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty, The Shakers, The Congress, and Thomas Hart Benton. He was a producer, director, cinematographer, and co-writer of the PBS series The Civil War.

Ric Burns is a producer and writer of The Civil War and was educated at Columbia and Cambridge universities.  He is currently producing and directing a documentary history of Coney Island.

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