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    • Crossroads to Freedom

    • Antietam
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Through historical newspaper accounts and the personal letters of soldiers, the events leading up to the battle and the battle itself are stunningly recreated. You will enter the mind of Robert E. Lee as he makes the fateful decision to cross the Potomac River and take the offensive. You will feel the frustration of Abraham Lincoln as he struggles to convince George McClellan to fight. And you will stand side-by-side with foot soldiers as the peaceful Maryland countryside explodes.

    Regular price: £18.29

    • In the Cause of Liberty

    • How the Civil War Redefined American Ideals
    • By: William J. Cooper (editor), John M. McCardell (editor), James M. McPherson, and others
    • Narrated by: Eric Bodrero
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
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    In this remarkable collection, ten premier scholars of nineteenth-century America address the epochal impact of the Civil War by examining the conflict in terms of three Americas - antebellum, wartime, and postbellum nations. Moreover, they recognize the critical role in this transformative era of three groups of Americans - white northerners, white southerners, and African Americans in the North and South.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Embattled Rebel

    • Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    History has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations. If that cause had succeeded, it would have torn the United States in two and preserved the institution of slavery. Many Americans in Davis's own time and in later generations considered him an incompetent leader, if not a traitor. In Embattled Rebel, McPherson shows us that Davis might have been on the wrong side of history, but it is too easy to diminish him because of his cause's failure.

    Regular price: £29.29

    • War on the Waters

    • The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861–1865
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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    Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters, James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war’s naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy’s blockade of the Confederate coast, leaky as a sieve in the war’s early months, became increasingly effective as it choked off vital imports and exports.

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    • An Entertaining & Informative Look

    • By J on 09-10-15

    Regular price: £22.89

    • This Mighty Scourge

    • Perspectives on the Civil War
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history.

    Regular price: £22.89

    • Hallowed Ground

    • A Walk at Gettysburg
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: James M. McPherson
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
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    James M. McPherson, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place over several decades, as well as debunking several popular myths about the battle itself.

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Tried by War

    • Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
    • By: James M. McPherson
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
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    As we approach the bicentennial of Lincoln'sbirth in 2009, this work provides a genuinely novel, even timely, view of the most written about figure in our history. Tried by War offers a revelatory portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. How Lincoln overcame feckless generals, fickle public opinion, and his own paralyzing fears is a story at once suspenseful and inspiring.

    Regular price: £28.89