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Ten episodes from David Reynolds' award-winning radio series, which trace the history of the American Civil War. This narrative tells the story of the American Civil War through the voices of those who lived it. Written and presented by acclaimed historian David Reynolds, these extracts come from the series 'America: Empire of Liberty', which won the Voice of the Listener & Viewer Award for the Best New Radio Programme and was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award. The 10 episodes included are: 'The Ninety-Day War', 'The Killers Take Command', 'Forever Free', 'A New Nation', 'War Behind the Battle Lines', 'The Passing of the Dead', 'Dead States, New Birth', 'Reunion but not Reconstruction', 'New South, Old Ways' and 'War and Memory'. 'The interwoven voices and news reports of the time... make for striking immediacy' - Observer (on 'Empire of Liberty').