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Ken Burns' The Civil War PBS PledgeCOMBO, 6 BLU-RAY DISC SET + BOOK

** BLU-RAY EDITION**

  • 6 BLU-RAY DISC SET, THE CIVIL WAR, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
  • BOOK, THE CIVIL WAR – THE COMPLETE TEXT BY GEOFFREY WARD, RIC BURNS AND KEN BURNS
$180

6 BLU-RAY DISC SET, THE CIVIL WAR, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive – and defining – conflict. Newly restored in 4K and featuring 5.1 surround sound to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark series, here is the story of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.

BLU-RAY Episode List

BOOK, THE CIVIL WAR – THE COMPLETE TEXT BY GEOFFREY WARD, RIC BURNS AND KEN BURNS
Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

The Civil War also includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Ken Burns' The Civil War PBS PledgeCOMBO, 6-DVD SET + BOOK

  • 6-DVD SET, THE CIVIL WAR, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
  • BOOK, THE CIVIL WAR – THE COMPLETE TEXT BY GEOFFREY WARD, RIC BURNS AND KEN BURNS
$180

6-DVD SET, THE CIVIL WAR, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive – and defining – conflict. Newly restored in 4K and featuring 5.1 surround sound to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark series, here is the story of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.

DVD Episode List

BOOK, THE CIVIL WAR – THE COMPLETE TEXT BY GEOFFREY WARD, RIC BURNS AND KEN BURNS
Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

The Civil War also includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Ken Burns' The Civil War PBS Pledge6 BLU-RAY DISC SET, THE CIVIL WAR, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

** BLU-RAY EDITION**

Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive – and defining – conflict. Newly restored in 4K and featuring 5.1 surround sound to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark series, here is the story of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.

$156

Episodes:
Episode 1: The Cause - 1861
The stage is set for war as the nation begins to tear apart. Opposition by the North to slavery in the South fuels a bitter debate, and the country wrestles with conflicts between the Union and States' rights. Commanding center stage are towering figures - Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

Episode 2: A Very Bloody Affair - 1862
The war to preserve the Union becomes a war to free the slaves, and political fights become as a fierce as those on the battlefield. The chains of slavery begin to crumble while the Confederacy struggles for recognition, and its resourceful army hands the Union critical defeats.

Episode 3: Forever Free - 1862
Defeat hovers over the Union Army as President Lincoln prepares the landmark Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. While Lincoln waits for a victorious moment for this announcement, Union troops lose repeatedly. Finally with a victory at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the war gives way to the dawn of emancipation.

Episode 4: Simply Murder - 1863
Their names are etched forever in history - Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg - some of the Civil War's stormiest battlegrounds. While life in the South becomes more desperate, Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation also grows. The combat spearheaded by Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee brings the war to a fever pitch.

Episode 5: The Universe of Battle - 1863
The turning point of the war is reached at the legendary Battle of Gettysburg. While 150,000 men face death in Pennsylvania's fields, the war spreads westward. As the Union drafts more soldiers, riots rage in New York, and African American troops join the fight. At Gettysburg's cemetery, President Lincoln articulates the poignant hope "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."

Episode 6: Valley of the Shadow of Death - 1864
In one month's time, General Grant's and General Lee's armies suffer more casualties than in three years of war, but the impasse continues. A standoff at Petersburg and General Sherman's campaign through Georgia push the death toll higher.

Episode 7: Most Hallowed Ground - 1864
The presidential campaign of 1864 finds a nation truly divided against itself, and Lincoln seems doomed to defeat. The Union armies have stalled, and people have turned against the war. Unexpectedly, eleventh-hour victories sway the votes Lincoln's way.

Episode 8: War Is All Hell - 1865
Sherman's legendary "March to the Sea" portends the war's end, searing the heartland of Georgia and the Carolinas. Key Southern cities fall under General Grant's command and General Lee's dramatic surrender finally unfolds.

Episode 9: The Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865
In the bittersweet days after the war's end, the Union's triumph quickly turns to sorrow. Just five days after victory, President Lincoln dies by the hand of John Wilkes Booth. This final episode surveys the fates of the people who left their indelible marks on this remarkable era. And it leaves us with insights into the meaning of a conflict that helped make us the nation we are today.

BLU-RAY Chapter list:

  1. Drums of War - Old Bethpage Brass
  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes - Roebling, Paul
  3. Ashokan Farewell - Ungar, Jay
  4. Battle Cry of Freedom - Schwab, Jacqueline
  5. We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder - Reagon, Bernice Joh
  6. Dixie/Bonnie Blue Flag - New American Brass
  7. Cheer Boys Cheer - New American Brass
  8. Angel Band - Barenburg, Russ
  9. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Schwab, Jacqueline
  10. Leorena - Glaser, Matt
  11. Parade - New American Brass
  12. Hail Columbia - New American Brass
  13. Dixie - Horton, Bobby
  14. Kingdom Coming - Glaser, Matt
  15. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Glser, Matt
  16. All Quiet on the Potomac - Schwab, Jacqueline
  17. Flag of Columbia - Schwab, Jacqueline
  18. Weeping, Sad and Lonely - James, Peggy
  19. Yankee Doodle - Old Bethpage Brass
  20. Palmyra Schottische - New American Brass
  21. When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Old Bethpage Brass
  22. Shenandoah - Levy, John
  23. When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Glaser, Matt
  24. Marching Through Georgia - Glaser, Matt
  25. Marching Through Georgia [Lament] - Schwab, Jacqueline
  26. Battle Cry of Freedom - Schwab, Jacqueline
  27. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  28. Ashokan Farewell/Sullivan Ballou Letter - Abyssinian Baptist

Extra material:

  • Behind the Scenes: The Civil War Reconstruction
  • Commentary by Ken Burns
  • Interviews with Ken Burns, Shelby Foote, George Will and Stanley Crouch
  • Biography Cards and Battlefield Maps
  • Civil War Challenge
  • Featurettes: Ken Burns: Making History and A Conversation with Ken Burns

Running Time: 690 minutes on 5 discs

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Ken Burns' The Civil War PBS Pledge6-DVD SET, THE CIVIL WAR, 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive – and defining – conflict. Newly restored in 4K and featuring 5.1 surround sound to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this landmark series, here is the story of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one.

$156

Episodes:
Episode 1: The Cause - 1861
The stage is set for war as the nation begins to tear apart. Opposition by the North to slavery in the South fuels a bitter debate, and the country wrestles with conflicts between the Union and States' rights. Commanding center stage are towering figures - Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

Episode 2: A Very Bloody Affair - 1862
The war to preserve the Union becomes a war to free the slaves, and political fights become as a fierce as those on the battlefield. The chains of slavery begin to crumble while the Confederacy struggles for recognition, and its resourceful army hands the Union critical defeats.

Episode 3: Forever Free - 1862
Defeat hovers over the Union Army as President Lincoln prepares the landmark Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. While Lincoln waits for a victorious moment for this announcement, Union troops lose repeatedly. Finally with a victory at Antietam Creek, the bloodiest day of the war gives way to the dawn of emancipation.

Episode 4: Simply Murder - 1863
Their names are etched forever in history - Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg - some of the Civil War's stormiest battlegrounds. While life in the South becomes more desperate, Northern opposition to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation also grows. The combat spearheaded by Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee brings the war to a fever pitch.

Episode 5: The Universe of Battle - 1863
The turning point of the war is reached at the legendary Battle of Gettysburg. While 150,000 men face death in Pennsylvania's fields, the war spreads westward. As the Union drafts more soldiers, riots rage in New York, and African American troops join the fight. At Gettysburg's cemetery, President Lincoln articulates the poignant hope "that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."

Episode 6: Valley of the Shadow of Death - 1864
In one month's time, General Grant's and General Lee's armies suffer more casualties than in three years of war, but the impasse continues. A standoff at Petersburg and General Sherman's campaign through Georgia push the death toll higher.

Episode 7: Most Hallowed Ground - 1864
The presidential campaign of 1864 finds a nation truly divided against itself, and Lincoln seems doomed to defeat. The Union armies have stalled, and people have turned against the war. Unexpectedly, eleventh-hour victories sway the votes Lincoln's way.

Episode 8: War Is All Hell - 1865
Sherman's legendary "March to the Sea" portends the war's end, searing the heartland of Georgia and the Carolinas. Key Southern cities fall under General Grant's command and General Lee's dramatic surrender finally unfolds.

Episode 9: The Better Angels of Our Nature - 1865
In the bittersweet days after the war's end, the Union's triumph quickly turns to sorrow. Just five days after victory, President Lincoln dies by the hand of John Wilkes Booth. This final episode surveys the fates of the people who left their indelible marks on this remarkable era. And it leaves us with insights into the meaning of a conflict that helped make us the nation we are today.

DVD Chapter list:

  1. Drums of War - Old Bethpage Brass
  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes - Roebling, Paul
  3. Ashokan Farewell - Ungar, Jay
  4. Battle Cry of Freedom - Schwab, Jacqueline
  5. We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder - Reagon, Bernice Joh
  6. Dixie/Bonnie Blue Flag - New American Brass
  7. Cheer Boys Cheer - New American Brass
  8. Angel Band - Barenburg, Russ
  9. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Schwab, Jacqueline
  10. Leorena - Glaser, Matt
  11. Parade - New American Brass
  12. Hail Columbia - New American Brass
  13. Dixie - Horton, Bobby
  14. Kingdom Coming - Glaser, Matt
  15. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Glser, Matt
  16. All Quiet on the Potomac - Schwab, Jacqueline
  17. Flag of Columbia - Schwab, Jacqueline
  18. Weeping, Sad and Lonely - James, Peggy
  19. Yankee Doodle - Old Bethpage Brass
  20. Palmyra Schottische - New American Brass
  21. When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Old Bethpage Brass
  22. Shenandoah - Levy, John
  23. When Johnny Comes Marching Home - Glaser, Matt
  24. Marching Through Georgia - Glaser, Matt
  25. Marching Through Georgia [Lament] - Schwab, Jacqueline
  26. Battle Cry of Freedom - Schwab, Jacqueline
  27. Battle Hymn Of The Republic
  28. Ashokan Farewell/Sullivan Ballou Letter - Abyssinian Baptist

Extra material:

  • Behind the Scenes: The Civil War Reconstruction
  • Commentary by Ken Burns
  • Interviews with Ken Burns, Shelby Foote, George Will and Stanley Crouch
  • Biography Cards and Battlefield Maps
  • Civil War Challenge
  • Featurettes: Ken Burns: Making History and A Conversation with Ken Burns

Running Time: 690 minutes on 5 discs

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727

Please allow for 6 – 8 weeks for delivery of any PBS Pledge thank you gift. Shipping is $5.00. 

Ken Burns' The Civil War PBS PledgeBOOK, THE CIVIL WAR – THE COMPLETE TEXT BY GEOFFREY WARD, RIC BURNS AND KEN BURNS

Geoffrey Ward's magisterial work of history is available in a text-only edition that interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through the cataclysmic trial of our nationhood: not just Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Robert E. Lee, but genteel Southern ladies and escaped slaves, cavalry officers and common foot soldiers who fought in Yankee blue and Rebel gray.

The Civil War also includes essays by our most distinguished historians of the era: Don E. Fehrenbacher, on the war's origins; Barbara J. Fields, on the freeing of the slaves; Shelby Foote, on the war's soldiers and commanders; James M. McPherson, on the political dimensions of the struggle; and C. Vann Woodward, assessing the America that emerged from the war's ashes.

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
$72

To make a pledge and become a WVPT Monthly Sustaining Member - Call 888.987.8727