About Ken Burns’s The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition)
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.
“An absorbing experience… A fine work of scholarship.”- Boston Globe
“Succeeds in evoking both the grandeur of the war and its basic humanity.”- Chicago Tribune
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Ric Burns
Ric Burns is best known for his work on the acclaimed PBS series The Civil War, which he produced with Ken Burns and wrote with Ken Burns and Geoffrey C. Ward, and for which he received two Emmy Awards and… More about Ric Burns
About Geoffrey C. Ward
Geoffrey C. Ward is the author of seventeen books, including three focused on FDR: Before the Trumpet: Young Franklin Roosevelt, 1882–1905; A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt (which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography, the… More about Geoffrey C. Ward
About Ken Burns
Ken Burns, director and producer of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, has been making documentary films for more than thirty-five years. Since the Academy Award–nominatedBrooklyn Bridge in 1981, Burns has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever… More about Ken Burns
Published by Knopf Jun 28, 2011| 448 Pages| ISBN 9780307700223