Shop PBS: The Civil War by Ken Burns

Shop PBS: The Civil War by Ken Burns

Although Ken Burns had no survivors to interview for this documentary, he carefully pieces together the puzzle of letters, battlegrounds, diaries, maps with the assistance of Civil War historians to recreate the events and animate the people who were intimately connected to them. He has covered this material so thoroughly that it spans across 5 DVDs, all included in this set.

  • From the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the bombing of Japan, Ken Burns investigates the American perspective and experience of World War II. Interviews with soldiers, Americans of Japanese descent and their loved ones give this docu... From the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the bombing of Japan, Ken Burns investigates the American perspective and experience of World War II. Interviews with soldiers, Americans of Japanese descent and their loved ones give this documentary the additional benefit of first-person narrative. 15 hours of coverage in all, this documentary would be difficult to view in one sitting and some parts may best be understood only after watching them more than once. Yet, not one second is monotonous.