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The Civil War: An Illustrated History (Enhanced Edition)
     

The Civil War: An Illustrated History (Enhanced Edition)

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by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns
 

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Combining video and audio from Ken Burns's beloved film with animated maps and hundreds of images-rare photographs as well as paintings, lithographs, and maps in full color-this deluxe eBook brings the Civil War to life in a new way. The acclaimed, best-selling companion volume to the celebrated PBS series-the highest-rated series in the history of public

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Combining video and audio from Ken Burns's beloved film with animated maps and hundreds of images-rare photographs as well as paintings, lithographs, and maps in full color-this deluxe eBook brings the Civil War to life in a new way. The acclaimed, best-selling companion volume to the celebrated PBS series-the highest-rated series in the history of public television-has now been enhanced to create one of the richest eBook experiences available today. This new edition includes:


• Nearly an hour of video and audio from the original film. We get wonderful footage re-creating what life was like during the war, Shelby Foote's peerless storytelling and analysis, and informed commentary from other prominent historians.
• Completely new and original animated maps of the three days at Gettysburg that make it easier than ever to follow this legendary and complicated battle.
• Hundreds of illustrations carefully placed to maximize the reading experience without impeding the narrative flow of the text.

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, this deluxe eBook allows us to better understand and appreciate the greatest challenge our nation has ever faced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307700223
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
439,515
File size:
476 MB
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Meet the Author

Geoffrey C. Ward is a historian and biographer and the author of fourteen books. He won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1989 and the Francis Parkman Prize in 1990. He is also the winner of five Emmys and two Writers Guild of America Awards for his work for public television. He lives in New York City.

Ken Burns’s films include The National Parks, Jazz, Baseball, and The Civil War. His work has won numerous prizes, including the Emmy and Peabody Awards, two Academy Award nominations, and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Ric Burns coproduced and cowrote The Civil War, for which he received two Emmy Awards and the Producers Guild of America Award for Television. For public television, he has also directed the award-winning documentaries Coney Island, The Donner Party, The Way West, and New York.

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Civil War 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel this book was misrepresented on the review purchase page. Where are all the photographs and maps which were refered to. That was a major selling point which infuenced my purchase, I certainly feel cheated with this purchase. I love my Nook but occassionally we are getting Took!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It is comprehensive and well written. The photos enhance the subject matter. I have read other texts which have been interesting, yet harder to go through. This textbook covers the subject matter in a commendable manner. The material is enhanced by actual individual accounts of the war. The read was fast-paced, I could not put the book down. I definitely would highly recommend this text to all interested in the history of the Civil War.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The way the book is laid out is great. It has a lot of detailed information. There are a lot of really great pictures and illustrations. I love the brown/tin-type photos in real color rather than basic black and white. I highly recommend this book for any history lover, especially an avid Civil War buff like myself!
JDR80 More than 1 year ago
This book was easy to read and in sensible order. Not a lot of confusing descriptions of troop movements and numbers. The pictures are very crisp and animations were smooth. It also has a lot of information on lesser known "common" soldiers and nurses.
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Very interesting book. Good read and the pictures help you connect with the actual people of the time. I also was unable to scroll past page 3. There seems to be a glitch in the program at that point. But all you have to do is pull up the bar at the bottom of the page and type in go to page 4 or whatever page you want. The program will take you to that page and you will be able to scroll forward from there.
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Hugh Hendrix More than 1 year ago
This book does not work. You only can get to page #3. Barnes&Noble provides suggestion to fix that do not work.
Jeannie A Moseler More than 1 year ago
First post about this issue was August 2 - it is now August 17th and it still doesn't work -what's up with this B&N?
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