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Bruce Catton (1899–1978)

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Bruce Catton, whose complete name was Charles Bruce Catton, was born in Petoskey, Michigan, on October 9, 1899. A United States journalist and writer, Catton was one of America's most popular Civil War historians. Catton worked as a newspaperman in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, and also held a visa mer position at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1948. Catton's best-selling book, A Stillness at Appomattox, a recount of the most spectacular conflicts between Generals Grant and Lee in the final year of the Civil War, earned him a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954. In 1977, the year before his death, Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald R. Ford, who noted that the author and historian "made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace." Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War, including his last, Grant Takes Command. Since 1984, the Bruce Catton Prize was awarded for lifetime achievement in the writing of history. In cooperation with American Heritage Publishing Company, the Society of American Historians in 1984 initiated the biennial prize that honors an entire body of work. It is named for Bruce Catton, prizewinning historian and first editor of American Heritage magazine. The prize consisted of a certificate and 2,500 dollars. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Bruce Catton

A Stillness at Appomattox (1953) 1,812 exemplar
Mr. Lincoln's Army (1951) 1,158 exemplar
The Coming Fury (1961) 1,022 exemplar
Terrible Swift Sword (1963) 946 exemplar
Never Call Retreat (1965) 817 exemplar
Grant Takes Command (1968) 733 exemplar
Grant Moves South (1960) 560 exemplar
Gettysburg: The Final Fury (1974) 292 exemplar
Reflections on the Civil War (1981) 291 exemplar
Michigan: A History (1976) 87 exemplar
Banners at Shenandoah (1955) 47 exemplar
The War Lords of Washington (1948) 31 exemplar
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Redaktör — 19 exemplar
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Redaktör — 13 exemplar
American Heritage Magazine Vol 23 No 2 1972 February (1972) — Bidragsgivare; Senior Editor — 11 exemplar
The American Heritage Reader (1956) 10 exemplar
THE CIVIL WAR (1965) 8 exemplar
Antietam (2016) 6 exemplar
Prefaces to history (1970) 5 exemplar
Great Historical Places (1957) 3 exemplar
Shiloh (2017) 1 exemplar

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Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (1964) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor932 exemplar
Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (1882) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor830 exemplar
The American Heritage Book of The Revolution (1958) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor638 exemplar
The Golden Book of the Civil War (1960) — Inledning — 314 exemplar
The Golden Book of the American Revolution (1958) — Inledning — 92 exemplar
American Heritage Magazine Vol 16 No 5 1965 August (1965) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar


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Shelfby Foote v. Bruce Catton v. James McPherson i American Civil War (juli 2017)


A headlong plunge into this clash of ideals, this history of the fight for the American soul drives recent events into perspective. Just how far have we actually evolved in the hundred-and-fifty-plus years since the ending of the Civil War? Every glance at the news has to make us question our own collective enlightenment, our wokeness. Even if Catton were not such a good writer, this book would be well worth the reader's time because of its relevance. But Catton can write. Those — myself included — unfamiliar with the intricacies of Civil War tactics and maneuvering need not be put off. The true value here lies in the sweep of the narrative.

Read in a gulp, Catton's history was most valuable in providing an understanding of the countervailing forces which very nearly cleaved the country in two. There are no heroes here, and in this was the greatest surprise for me. While the evils of slavery and the necessity of destroying the institution are obvious, much less so is the character of the southerner. For what did he fight? The answer is not obvious and was not made so by the end of the book. This is at least part of the point. The reasons for the war are ultimately as varied as the people which participated. More than anything, it is the humanity of all involved which comes through on these pages.
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MichaelDavidMullins | 3 andra recensioner | Oct 17, 2023 |
This was a competent if (necessarily) surface level overview of the Civil War that I would have enjoyed much more had I not already read James M. McPhersons' stunning Battle Cry of Freedom. Read McPhersons' book if you only ever read one book on the Civil War, read this volume from Catton only if you're pressed for time and want an overview quickly.
Autolycus21 | 3 andra recensioner | Oct 10, 2023 |
Very well written narrative version of history. Not quite Shelby Foote or even my good friend Hampton Newsome, but thoroughly entertaining. Also, unlike Foote (who's three volume narrative the Civil War is, to me, the definitive overall narrative history of the Civil War), Catton's first volume gave me a new appreciation for, and (to some extent) repulsion, to Gen. McClellan who I never fully understood as the reticent, self-doubting, not fully anti-slavery yet pro-Union, wrong-century general that he was.… (mer)
wahoo8895 | 3 andra recensioner | Nov 20, 2022 |



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