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Bruce Catton

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Bruce Catton was born in Petoskey, Michigan, in 1899. A United States journalist and writer, Catton was one of America’s most popular Civil War historians. He worked as a newspaperman in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, and also held a position at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1948. Catton’s best-selling book, A Stillness at Appomattox, earned him a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954. Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War, including his last, Grant Takes Command.

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Coming Fury, Volume 1

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $14.99

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award!

A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States—with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run.

" Amajor work by a major writer, a superb recreation of the... Read more >

Gettysburg: The Final Fury

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Gettysburg: The Final Fury

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $15.00

This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July 1863. Engaging and authoritative, Catton analyzes the course... Read more >
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Never Call Retreat

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 552 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $16.99

The final volume of Bruce Catton's monumental Centennial History of the Civil War traces the war from Fredericksburg through the succeeding grim and relentless campaigns to the Courthouse at Appomattox and the death of Lincoln.

"A magnificent stylist . . . a first-rate historian. Familiarity with subject matter resulting from many years...
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Reflections on the Civil War

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 248 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: June 26, 2013
Price: $12.99

Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. Read more >

A Stillness at Appomattox
The Army of the Potomac Trilogy
Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

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A Stillness at Appomattox
The Army of the Potomac Trilogy
Written by Bruce Catton


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 1, 1990
Price: $16.95

Volume III of Bruce Catton's Army of the Potomac trilogy is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Focusing on 1864, the last year of the Civil War, Catton recounts the last battles up to the final moment at Appomattox. Read more >
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Terrible Swift Sword

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $16.99

The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively shows how the Union and Confederacy, slowly and inexorably, reconciled themselves to an all-out war—an epic struggle for freedom. Read more >

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This Hallowed Ground
A History of the Civil War
Written by Bruce Catton


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $16.95

First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

Covering events from the prelude of the conflict to the death of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep... Read more >
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This Hallowed Ground
A History of the Civil War
Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Waiting For The Morning Train

Written by Bruce Catton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $12.99

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