Join host Danny Glover as he offers an up-close and personal look at the struggles of the American Civil War in this documentary featuring the diaries and photographs of those whose lives were forever changed by this historical battle. From the irony of former West Point classmates forced to fight against one another on the battlefield to a detailed account of General William Tecumseh Sherman's legendary march to the sea, this release puts a human face on a war that defined a nation. Each episode is presented in 1.33:1 full frame as originally aired, and accompanied by audio rendered in English Dolby Digital Stereo. Episodes include "West Point Classmates, Civil War Enemies, "Robert E. Lee, "Stonewall Jackson, and "Sherman and the March to the Sea."
|Source:||A&E Home Video|
|Sound:||[Dolby Digital, stereo]|
Interactive menus; Scene selection
This documentary has less research then a freshman term paper. In the very first few minutes of very first episode the narrator states a well debunked myth regarding Lincoln being the source of Pickett's West Point appointment. NOT TRUE! He was only a state legislator and did not have that power. Rather then bother with the details I will leave the reader to do the basic research that this team did not bother with.
My two boys aged 16 and 9 loved watching this DVD. It captured their interest and imagination and gave them a good insight about some of the major player in the American Civil War. I would highly recommend this for any Civil War buff or anyone with a general interest in history. The price was right at Barnes and Noble as well! Well done.
very engaging insight to some of th Civil Wars leaders. I'd recomend this to any one.