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The Civil War [videorecording].

The Civil War

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  • ISBN: 0780638875 :
  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs (approx. 660 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video : [2002]

Content descriptions

General Note:
5.1 stereo surround sound.
"PBS DVD Gold."
Originally produced as a television mini series in 1990.
Not rated.
Special features: behind-the-scenes: "The Civil War Reconstruction"; commentary track by Ken Burns; interviews with George Will, Shelby Foote and Stanley Crouch; biography cards and interactive maps.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns ; writers, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward ; director, Ken Burns ; cinematographers, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires ; editors, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Bruce Shaw.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: David McCullough ; voices: Hoyt Axton, Colleen Dewhurst, Laurence Fishburne, Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Jason Robards, Sam Waterston.
Summary, etc.:
An epic documentary bringing life to America's most destructive - and defining - conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and the ordinary soldiers. A heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one again.
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Awards Note:
Emmy Awards, 1991: Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Geoffrey C. Ward (writer), Ric Burns (writer), Ken Burns (writer) - For episode #9: "The Better Angels Of Our Nature") ; Outstanding Informational Series (Ken Burns (producer), Ric Burns (producer), Stephen Ives (co-producer), Julie Dunfey (co-producer), Mike Hill (co-producer), Catherine Eisele (coordinating producer) - For episode #5 "The Universe Of Battle").
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Military art and science > History.
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America > History, Military.
Genre: Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Documentary films.

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