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The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Shelby Foote

Narrated By: Grover Gardner

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: April 2016

Duration: 43 hours 4 minutes


The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1 begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

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

This first volume in Shelby Foote's comprehensive history is a must-listen for anyone interested in one of the bloodiest wars in America's history.


  • Erick Luerken

    A very lengthy but wonderful history of the Civil War! Please add Vol.2!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • John Tims

    The audio is not tolerable due to the clipping of words at the beginning of sentences. The book and the narrator were excellent but the quality of the audio made this presentation worthless.

Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

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