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    Between 1861 and 1865, the clash of the greatest armies the Western hemisphere had ever seen turned small towns, little-known streams, and obscure meadows in the American countryside into names we will always remember. In those great battles, those streams ran red with blood - and the United States was truly born.

    If you've ever wanted to understand the Civil War, this series of 48 startlingly evocative lectures by a leading Civil War historian can serve as both an ideal single course or a solid starting point for further exploration - a richly detailed examination of how this great conflict affected every person in America. For you'll gain not only a deep knowledge of what happened, but new insights into why.

    You'll learn how both sides' armies were recruited, equipped, and trained, and about the hard lot of those they took prisoner. You'll hear how soldiers on each of those sides dealt with the rigors of camp life, campaigns, and the terror of combat. And you'll understand how slaves and their falling masters responded to the advancing war, as well as the desperate price paid by the families so many left behind.

    Though this series of lectures goes far beyond a simple examination of battles and generals, it also offers detailed analyses of the strategic and tactical dimensions of the Civil War's most important campaigns. At the same time, it never forgets that the conflict involved far more than pins on a map - and indeed claimed a greater cost in human lives than all other American wars combined.

    PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

    ©2000 The Teaching Company, LLC (P)2000 The Great Courses

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    Lautstärke schwankt

    Tolles Hörbuch mit super geschichtlichen Details. Leider ist der Sprecher teilweise extrem laut oder extrem leise. Auch macht er manchmal sehr lange Gesprächspause.

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    • Klo
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    Fundierter geht es kaum

    Die Vorlesungen von Prof. Gallagher bestechen durch den Vortragenden, der sich ohne einen einzigen sprachlichen Lapsus mit einer von ungeheurem Fachwissen geprägten Leichtigkeit durch das Thema bewegt. Ich kenne kein Werk, dass sich detaillierter mit dem Thema befasst hat. Alle erdenklichen Perspektiven auf diesen schrecklichen Konflikt werden abgedeckt. Erfreulicherweise unterlässt es der Autor, die Motivation zum Kriege seitens der Union allein mit dem Wunsch nach "Emancipation" und "Abolition" zu erklären.

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    Really good overview

    As a foreigner who does not live in the US, I never heard much detail about the american civil war. This Audio book was a very profound source of Information to better understand the reasons and the Events that happened. Very good work Prof. Gallagher!