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Civil War Period (1850-1877) Audiobooks

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    Team of Rivals

    Narrated by Suzanne Toren ...

    Unabridged

    41 hours 32 min

    **Winner of the Lincoln PrizeAcclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Abraham Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.**On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their ... Read more

    $117.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Devil's Half Acre

    The Untold Story of How One Woman Liberated the South's Most Notorious Slave Jail

    by Kristen Green ...
    Narrated by Deanna Anthony ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 29 min

    The inspiring true story of an enslaved woman who liberated an infamous slave jail and transformed it into one of the nation’s first HBCUsIn The Devil’s Half Acre, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Green draws on years of research to tell the extraordinary and little-known story of young Mary Lumpkin, an enslaved woman who blazed a path of liberation for thousands. She was forced to have ... Read more

    $39.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Lincoln

    Narrated by Dick Estell ...

    Unabridged

    30 hours 21 min

    A masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Old Hollow

    Narrated by Thomas Deckard Croix ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 44 min

    “Come Forth, O Dark Ones, and Avail Thee of Our Blood.”Spring, 1865. The Southern armies are close to defeat. Union Cavalry Commander Philip Sheridan has loosed his scouts into the Virginia countryside in search of an opportunity to intercept and destroy General Robert E. Lee’s Rebel army and bring the war to an end.One such scout is Captain Benjamin Lawson, a man haunted by the scenes of ... Read more

    $6.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Freedom National

    The destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

    by James Oakes ...
    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    18 hours 54 min

    The consensus view of the Civil War-that it was first and foremost a war to restore the Union, and an antislavery war only later when it became necessary for Union victory-dies here. James Oakes's groundbreaking history shows how deftly Lincoln and congressional Republicans pursued antislavery throughout the war, pragmatic in policy but steadfast on principle. In the disloyal South the federal ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Gettysburg Address

    Perspectives on Lincoln's Greatest Speech

    Unabridged

    13 hours 43 min

    It remains without question the most memorable and memorized speech in American history. On November 19, 1863, in 272 words delivered among the freshly dug graves of Union dead upon the country's bloodiest battlefield, Abraham Lincoln redefined American liberty and forever altered the course of the nation.This volume aims to place the Gettysburg Address in its full context, examining both its ... Read more

    $38.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1864-1865

    The Grand Offensive; Reelection; Victory at Last; The Final Days

    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    12 hours 6 min

    “Hold On with a Bulldog Grip and Chew and Choke as Much as Possible”: The Grand Offensive: (May-August 1864): The Spring Offensive is launched. A bogus presidential proclamation calling for volunteers and prayers causes panic throughout the North. Grant and Lee battle for six weeks until severe losses force them to a halt. Congressional Radicals pass a bill that will allow Southern States re ... Read more

    $58.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Reconstruction

    A Very Short Introduction

    Narrated by Bob Souer ...

    Unabridged

    4 hours 41 min

    The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after the Civil War but in little else. Among its chief failures was the inability to chart a progressive course for race relations after the abolition of slavery and rise of Jim Crow. Reconstruction also struggled to successfully manage the Southern resistance ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Untold Story of Shields Green

    The Life and Death of a Harper's Ferry Raider

    Narrated by Bill Andrew Quinn ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 4 min

    Explores the life of Shields Green, one of the black men who followed John Brown to Harper's Ferry in 1859 When John Brown decided to raid the federal armory in Harper's Ferry as the starting point of his intended liberation effort in the South, some closest to him thought it was unnecessary and dangerous. Frederick Douglass, a pioneering abolitionist, refused Brown's invitation to join him in ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    New Market: A Guided Tour from Jeff Shaara's Civil War Battlefields

    What happened, why it matters, and what to see

    by Jeff Shaara ...
    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    31 min

    TRAVEL THROUGH A PIVOTAL TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORYJeff Shaara, America’s premier Civil War novelist, gives a remarkable guided tour of a Civil War battlefield every American should visit: New Market. Shaara explores the history, the people, and the places that capture the true meaning and magnitude of the conflict and provides engaging narratives of the war’s crucial battles. ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Cavalryman of the Lost Cause

    A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart

    Narrated by Michael Prichard ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 11 min

    Mortally wounded in battle when he was only thirty-one, the dashing J. E. B. Stuart, the South's "plumed warrior knight," stands with Stonewall Jackson as one of the Confederacy's most revered martyrs. Union General John Sedgwick called him "the greatest cavalryman ever foaled in America." Jeffry D. Wert, however, offers a more balanced assessment in this comprehensive biography. Wert's narrative ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    William Tecumseh Sherman

    In the Service of My Country: A Life

    Narrated by David Drummond ...

    Unabridged

    28 hours 33 min

    General Sherman's 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Yet Sherman proved far more complex than his legendary military tactics reveal. James Lee McDonough offers fresh insight into a man tormented by the fear that history would pass him by, who was plagued by personal debts, and who lived much of his life separated from his family. As a soldier, Sherman evolved from ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Rise to Greatness

    Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

    Narrated by Robertson Dean ...

    Unabridged

    17 hours 1 min

    As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy-with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield-had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The War Criminal’s Son

    The Civil War Saga of William A. Winder

    Narrated by Jane Singer ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 29 min

    The War Criminal’s Son brings to life hidden aspects of the Civil War through the sweeping saga of the firstborn son in the infamous Confederate Winder family who shattered family ties to stand with the Union.General John H. Winder was the commandant of most prison camps in the Confederacy, including Andersonville. When Winder gave his son William Andrew Winder the order to come south and fight, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Best of American Heritage: Lincoln

    Narrated by David Drummond ...
    series American Heritage

    Unabridged

    4 hours 24 min

    Some of America's foremost historians-including James M. McPherson, Allan Nevins, and Stephen B. Oates-recount the extraordinary life of Abraham Lincoln in this collection of the best essays from sixty years of American Heritage. Lincoln, the book argues, ". . . evolved into nothing less than an apostle for the sanctity of the Union, the ethic of majority rule, and the dreams of freedom and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Battle of Gettysburg

    by Bruce Catton ...
    Narrated by Eric Jason Martin ...
    series American Heritage

    Unabridged

    3 hours 4 min

    From the opening shots to General George Pickett's ill-fated charge, Bruce Catton tells the dramatic story of the battle that resulted in more than 51,000 Union and Confederate casualties and changed the course of the war. ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Battle Tested!

    Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders

    Unabridged

    7 hours 25 min

    You may never visit the Gettysburg battlefield, but understanding historic lessons from Battle Tested! will have a profound influence on not only your leadership abilities, but also your life, organizations, and career. In order to be a truly effective leader, it is necessary to learn as much as possible from the examples of history-the disasters as well as the triumphs. At Gettysburg, Union and ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The American Heritage History of the Civil War

    by Bruce Catton ...
    Narrated by Barrett Whitener ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours

    Infinitely readable and absorbing, Bruce Catton’s The Civil War is one of the most widely read general histories of the war available in a single volume.“America needed its great war of brothers,” wrote Bruce Catton, “to weld in a terrible fire what had been and what might be. The story of the war needs retelling because it helped to change the future of the human race.”The Civil War is America’s ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Civil War, Part 1

    Audiobook 1 - The United States at War Series

    Unabridged

    2 hours 39 min

    From 1861 to 1865 America was caught in the convulsions of war—The Civil War. No historical event, short of the American Revolution itself, has so deeply affected the United States. The central question involved the nature of the union. Was the United States one nation, or were the United States a group of sovereign states that could choose to disassociate? If America was a union then the powerful ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Promise of Glory

    A Novel of Antietam

    by C. X. Moreau ...
    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 10 min

    This is the story of the battle of Antietam and the events leading up to the single bloodiest day in the entire Civil War, in which Union casualties topped 12,000 and Confederate casualties topped 11,000. It is also the story of such memorable figures of military history as Lee and McClellan, Burnside, Longstreet, Hooker, and Jackson, who took part in it.C. X. Moreau has faithfully brought to life ... Read more

    $30.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Abraham Lincoln: A Life 1861

    From Springfield to Washington, Inauguration, and Distributing Patronage

    Narrated by Sean Pratt ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 23 min

    Publishers Weekly describes this book as “the most meticulously researched Lincoln biography ever written. Burlingame's Lincoln comes alive as the author unfolds vast amounts of new research while breathing new life into familiar stories. It is the essential title for the bicentennial.” Publishers Weekly also notes, “The book need not be heard in one sitting. Each part stands alone.” Now Gildan ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    I krig for Lincoln - dansk blod i den amerikanske borgerkrig

    Narrated by Jesper Bøllehuus ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 59 min

    Anders Bo Rasmussen følger i "I krig for Lincoln" fire danskere i Den Amerikanske Borgerkrig. Fritz Rasmussen, Claus Clausen, Christian Christensen og Ferdinand Winsløw har det tilfælles, at de alle fire udvandrede fra Danmark på jagt efter en bedre fremtid. Af snoede veje og små bakker endte de som soldater i en krig og trods deres forskellige fortid ender de med en fælles fremtid. "I krig for ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

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    Anti Federalist Papers

    by Patrick Henry ...
    Narrated by John Klickman ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 35 min

    The dissenting opinions of Patrick Henry and others who saw the Constitution as a threat to our hard-won rights and liberties. ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Shades of Blue and Gray

    An Introductory Military History of the Civil War

    Narrated by Lloyd James ...

    Unabridged

    11 hours 17 min

    Shades of Blue and Gray places the 1861–1865 conflict within the broad context of evolving warfare. Emphasizing technology and its significant impact, Hattaway includes valuable material on land and sea mines, minesweepers, hand grenades, automatic weapons, the Confederate submarine, and balloons. The evolution of professionalism in the American military serves as an important connective theme ... Read more

    $33.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial