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The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States

Narrated by: Desmond Manny
Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)
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Summary

Explore the deadliest war in American history!

No other war in the history of the US has sparked as much debate and conflict as the American Civil War. For more than 150 years, the story of the Civil War has been a source of contention, confusion, and even contempt in American life. Even today, the American public cannot agree on the causes of the Civil War, never mind its lessons or legacy.

More Americans died in the Civil War than in WWI, WWII, and Vietnam combined. The war not only put Americans against Americans, but family against family, neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend. The conflict between the Union and the Confederacy still runs deep in some parts of the US. Indeed, the fundamental questions of the Civil War - questions about racial (in)equality, the rights of citizenship, and the role of government - remain hot debates today. In many ways, the war that claimed more than 600,000 American lives a century and a half ago is still the biggest battle being waged on American soil.

In The Civil War: A Captivating Guide to the American Civil War and Its Impact on the History of the United States, you will discover topics such as:

  • An uneasy nation
  • The foundation cracks
  • The first shot
  • Welcome to war
  • Bloody days
  • Proclaiming freedom
  • The War looks grim
  • Turning the tide
  • The final fight
  • Reunited
  • Post-war America
  • And much, much more!

So listen to this audiobook now if you want to learn about the Civil War!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Well worth it

This book is an excellent source of info on the war. As a a history lover I am finding it an essential resource in teaching this unit. It does justice to both the Union and the Confederacy and goes into numerous aspects of the war. I would highly recommend it for history buffs of the war, as well as teachers of it.

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The War That Made America

This book seems aimed at the college-level reader who requires the basics. In this it does a good job.

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An in-depth look at a comprehensible level

Very well written book on the American Civil War that not only presents the war itself but gives an in-depth look at the people, rich and poor, black and white, men and women, free and slave, American and Immigrant, and so on. It is different because it is written in such a way that I can use it even in the high schools. Brilliant collaboration and I look forward to the possibility of future works.

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Planned our travels around these lectures.

excellent audio-book of the civil war and as a long time student I learned even more about this great subject

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Four Stars From Me!!!

The book gives a good overview of the war and its causes. It gives the reader a good taster and ideas for further reading.

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Good Read for us.

A good read if you have a passing interest in the subject. Not deep enough if you want a lot of details but plenty to give you a grounding in the subject. I found it illuminating. Certainly a lot of stuff I didn't know.

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Found the book easy to follow.

A readable and convincing account for a non-American like me, who only had rudimentary awareness of these huge upheavals, and which as a visitor I found still lie close to the surface of American life. Thank you.

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I enjoyed the narrative

I found the account of the American Civil War a concise, informative and full of relevant facts. I enjoyed the narrative and found the book easy to read. Thank you very much, Captivating History.

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Excellent condensed version.

Excellent condensed version. Agreed that our entire country needs to be re educated, only this time with the truth about what slavery was about and the suffering. If not I guess it is true you can never fix stupid.

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What I needed to Know about the era.

I like the book and the series very much. I have several and enjoy putting an hour into subjects that need condensing in a busy life. Also I am very visually impaired, so they are accessible on my kindle. I like the style and they flow along. The only issue I have with them is that they could do with a bit more proof reading. Thanks and please continue.

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  • Janet Crawford
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Quick good listening.

A very interesting read with some unknown facts. This is brief but expresses how the civil war still impacts our culture till this day.

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  • Randall Torrez
  • 17-10-18

Good, short review of the Civil War.

Interesting, the Writing style keeps you interested and you definitely learn alot from reading this book. 1861 -1865 are the years of the Civil War, with Reconstruction until 1877

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  • Silaoon Rome
  • 17-10-18

Book was pretty intetestingm

Without a doubt the best explanation of the reasoning for the Civil War and the impact that is still felt today.

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  • John L Morton
  • 17-10-18

Fairly simplistic. Good for beginners.

I enjoyed this book and the way the author presented facts in straight forward manner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-10-18

There is much to learn, this book is packed.

A brief history of the American civil war. This book is recommended for those unaware of the American civil war. It is good starting point to know about American history.

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  • Aryeh Madina
  • 17-10-18

A Must Five Star, our history.

Great read. Would recommend it to anyone who has time and wants to know a bit about our country's history.

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  • Willy Staples
  • 17-10-18

Great intro to the Civil War

I will admit I was never much of a history buff, but I do feel its important to have a base understanding of events in history. I really enjoyed reading this book, it touched on some key points of the Civil War, just enough information to make it interesting and valuable. I read the Kindle version, formatting was great along with the content.

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 17-10-18

Some challenges to older views.

I liked the book, with an updated view of the influencing elements of history, but would probably go with caution about some facts. Did most devastation of plantations happen at the hands of Southerners, as opposed to Sherman on the march to the sea? Maybe to crops, but not homes and belongings. Some faked a quarantine on the property to get troupes to pass by( ie., Charleston, SC).