HIST 331 - Selected Topics in U.S. Military History

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The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns

Hailed as a landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns’ classic Emmy Award–winning nine-part series The Civil War brings to life America’s most destructive—and defining—conflict. Narrated by historian David McCullough, here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president, and a nation in arms against itself.



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The War: A Ken Burns Film

The War, a seven-part documentary by renowned filmmaker Ken Burns takes a profoundly personal look at the Second World War and examines the myriad of ways in which it touched the lives of every family in America.

Through historic footage and face-to-face interviews, this epic film paints a vivid picture of how the war dramatically altered the lives of ordinary men and women in four American communities: Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Luverne, Minnesota.



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The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick

THE VIETNAM WAR, an immersive ten-part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film.

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