Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition): An Illustrated History

Ken Burns's The Civil War Deluxe eBook (Enhanced Edition): An Illustrated History

by Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns

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Overview

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: 448,911
File size: 476 MB
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About 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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