The Civil War.Material type: TextPublisher: New York, American Heritage Press Description: 341 p. illus. 23 cmISBN: 007010266X; 9780070102668Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865Additional physical formats: Online version:: Civil War.DDC classification: 973.7 LOC classification: E468 | .C284 1971
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Narrative portion of the work first published in 1960 under title: The American heritage picture history of the Civil War.
A house divided -- The opening guns -- The clash of amateur armies -- Real warfare begins -- The navies -- Confederate high-water mark -- A search for allies -- Stalemate, East and West -- The South's last opportunity -- The armies -- Two economies at war -- The destruction of slavery -- The Northern vise tightens -- The politics of war -- Total warfare -- The forlorn hope -- Victory -- End and beginning -- A sound of distant drums -- The leading participants.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsBruce 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 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.
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