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Jun 28, 2011
| ISBN 9780307700223
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Jun 28, 2011 | ISBN 9780307700223
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.
Geoffrey C. Ward, historian and screenwriter, is the author of sixteen books, including A First-Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt, which… More about Geoffrey C. Ward
RIC BURNS is a documentary filmmaker best known for directing the award-winning PBS series New York, which he wrote with James… More about Ric Burns
KEN BURNS, the producer and director of numerous film series, including Vietnam, The Roosevelts, and The War, founded his own documentary film company, Florentine Films,… More about Ken Burns
“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
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