NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: NPR

Narrated By: Neal Conan

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: March 2011

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes


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.


Introduction by Neal Conan
Manassas/Bull Run
Historian Shelby Foote
Geraldine Brooks’ Civil War March
History of “Dixie”
Confederates in the Attic
Viewing the Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg’s Hallowed Ground
Old Army Friends, Divided At Gettysburg
Gettysburg Eyewitness
Gettysburg Address Read by Sam Waterston
Henry Fleming, Reluctantly Wearing the Red Badge
Woman Fought Like a Man for Freedom
Civil War Reporters
Historians Search for Civil War Relics
Civil War Relics Tempt Thieves
Living History at Lincoln’s Summer Retreat
E.L. Doctorow on Sherman and The March
April 1865
Letters from Civil War Era Tell the Price of Freedom
Iowa in the Civil War
What It Means to Be Free
The Civil War Still Stirs the Southern Soul
Union Soldier Comes Home
At Ford’s Theatre, Lincoln’s Death Revisited
“O Captain! My Captain!”
“Battle Hymn of the Republic,” the Other National Anthem


NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War

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