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  • After the Civil War

  • The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America
  • 著者: James Robertson
  • ナレーター: Barry Press
  • 再生時間: 11 時間 7 分
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  • カテゴリー: 自伝・回顧録, 歴史

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Returning to the turbulent days of a nation divided, best-selling author and acclaimed historian James Robertson explores 70 fascinating figures who shaped America during Reconstruction and beyond. Relentless politicians, intrepid fighters, cunning innovators - the times called for bold moves, and this resilient generation would not disappoint. From William Tecumseh Sherman, a fierce leader who would revolutionize modern warfare, to Thomas Nast, whose undefeatable weapon was his stirring cartoons, these are the people who weathered the turmoil to see a nation reborn. Following these extraordinary legends from the battle lines to the White House, from budding metropolises to the wooly west, we rediscover the foundation of this great country.

©2015 James Robertson (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Russell Hansen
  • 2021/03/24

Just a southern lost cause book

If i could give this book less than one star I would. The author lets all his biases out in the first chapter. I stop after just a few chapters. The southern cause and all its characters are heep with praise, but the northern officers are characterized as murdering scum. Don't bothrr wasting your time.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • James Kennedy
  • 2021/05/05

Excellent Narratives and Persoectives

The author did a great job in the narratives about a wide variety of individuals, highlighting their lives before and after the struggle. Many perspectives were very well written, on topics that most so called historians distort with their own twisted and glorifying opinions. A great read for those who want to hear the truth about many topics that you won’t read in other writings, even on the same subject.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Daniel
  • 2017/01/07

An Introduction Only

This book offers you a good introduction into many of the characters of the post Civil War era. The sketches are pretty superficial but can help if you are looking for interesting people for more in depth biographic reading.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021/03/14

Rubbish

This title should be free. Just another gloss over and hero worship of the immoral, treasonous confederacy.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021/02/11

Fun little collection of post-war mini biographies

This 2015 collection by Virginia Tech professor emeritus Robertson is best viewed as a neat little diversion from more ponderous histories/ biographies. Essentially one big "epilogue" -- it offers short (3-5 page) biographies of various Civil War era individuals focusing on their post war lives and accomplishments (or lack thereof).

It runs the gamut from Lincoln's cabinet to generals and partisans on both sides, industrialists, and various hangers on (composers, photographers, spies, poets, etc).

There's a general Southern tilt to the writing but it's not overbearing and some of the assertions are debatable/ incomplete especially in light of recent scholarship (the fairly dismissive view of Grant's presidency being the most prominent), but overall it's a fun, quick little quasi- reference book that casts a wide net, even if it doesn't delve too deeply into any single subject.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • brischro
  • 2020/12/26

fantastic book

awesome, the best ending to spur the spirit for the meaning of the term country and citizen

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Gregg
  • 2021/12/01

Misleading

The book is a brief biography of a lot of people some interesting some not I really want to know what happened now to the Civil War and I Was left wanting

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Bryant Brown
  • 2021/11/28

Andrew Johnson

Can’t really give something better than a 3 star that calls Andrew Johnson honest. He was probably one of the worst humans to be president.

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Bruce Cline
  • 2021/11/20

Too much, Too little

After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America, by James I. Robinson Jr. (2015, 400pp or 11 hours audiobook). Snapshot descriptions of 70 individuals directly or tangentially connected to the Civil War, offering select career/personal highlights. Many are interesting but few are compelling biographical sketches. At best, this compilation might pique readers interest in one or more characters, possibly leading them to real biographies. Equally so, it may save readers from buying books about less than interesting people. Those included are Generals Grant, Sherman, and Meade (among others), political cartoonist Thomas Nast, poet Walt Whitman, activist Frederick Douglas, and many, many, more. Disappointing upbeat conclusion that does not acknowledge the ongoing national divisiveness that can be traced at least in part to the Civil War.

  • 総合評価
    1 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Christina Amatos
  • 2021/11/08

Biased

This author is a noted historian of the southern cause and it shows. I doubt very much a recently trained historian would paint the picture he does of these figures.