A Stillness at Appomattox has ratings and reviews. Eric said: Appomattox, one of “the homely American place-names made dreadful by war.” Appoma. Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence. Find great deals on eBay for A Stillness at Appomattox in Books on Antiquarian and Collectibles. Shop with confidence.

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The People’s Choice by Herbert Agar Grant’s brutal sledgehammer campaign, Lee’s ferocious response, it’s all here, but written in a way that comes across, at times, like some sort of dark war poetry.

Nov 15, Avarill rated it it was amazing. Do yourself a favor and read it if you haven’t already. Calton’s description of the battle at Spottsylvania is devastating. During the course of these many months, the two armies fought brutal, devastating conflicts that became known as the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, and Petersburg.

South Carolina Sold by: Men died and many were wounded, sometimes, right in front of the president’s door in Washington. A 6 star read and highly recommended!

It inflamed his imagination. Lee will not go down easy. Aug 24, Greg rated it it was amazing Shelves: The beautiful leather cover is in fine condition. The book is, after all, largely about the trials and tribulations of the much-aggrieved Army of the Potomac.


A brigade made of coal miners from Pennsylvania dug underneath the Confederate lines to plant explosive charges and hopefully blow a hole in the defenses. Again, I couldn’t give this 5 stars as with most of my comments, I hate books that describes troop movements but fail to accompany them wtillness a map or maps.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From then untilhe worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association a Scripps-Howard syndicatefor which he wrote editorials, book reviews, and served as a correspondent from Washington, D.

Bruce Catton was a literary genius. His works, although well-researched, were generally not presented in a rigorous academic style, supported by footnotes. The death tolls mounted in battles as bad, if not worse, than some of the scenes of horror already enacted in previous years. Catton’s writing is at the same time colloquial, yet almost poetic in nature, as he describes the harrowing journey of the Army of the Potomac, through its trials and tribulations, on its way to ultimate victory.

May 19, E Sano rated it really liked it. Additionally, I believe there is insight into the reasons behind the bitterness of “civil wars” as a genre. The book is told predominately from the union point of view Which must be particularly irksome for southern readers. Together, these th For anyone interested in the Civil War or American history in general, author Bruce Catton’s trilogy of books should be on your short list of ‘must reads’.

Using personal letters of the troops, Catton constructs a surprisingly personal picture of the last year of the war. Apopmattox intend to read more of his books. This book is in good condition. He had spent a lot of sleepless nights worried and in fear. Catton notes that he relied heavily on War of the Rebellion: This is a good book to read in order to understand the command structure, the middle leadership of the Army and the logistics of appkmattox an Army ready to attack and then pressing forward, failing and pressing forward ever so slowly cutting supply lines and turning Lee’s flank around Petersburg.


A Stillness at Appomattox

In tandem with George Meade, this new leadership would be the necessary impetus for bringing the war to its conclusion. It’s well-written and reads like a novel, but it also contains a lot of sppomattox interesting historical information.

Jun 23, Laurie rated stillnese it was amazing Shelves: Catton was a journalist and some time historian who grew up listening to old timer veterans of the Civil war recount their tales about being involved in something much greater than themselves. Catton’s writing, research, and use of primary resources diaries, letters, and original records is excellent.