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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Bruce Caton tells this story with a clarity and mastery of the subject that brings the reader in almost as a witness. It incl Bruce Catton is from my hometown: Do yourself a favor and read it if you haven’t already. Also shop in Also shop in.

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This book follows the army from when U. It is vintage and in excellent condition.

A Stillness appomattpx Appomattox, the third book in his trilogy about the Army of the Potomac, is his crowning masterpiece. Summer for the Gods: This is their story, written from the yankees perspective. It includes amazing scenes: Bruce Catton died in his summer home at Frankfort, Michigan. Grant takes overall command of Union armies.

After spending some time visiting historical sites in and appomaftox Richmond, VA, I particularly wanted to read this account of the last year of the Civil War. This, my friends, is how it’s done. A Stillness at Appomattox Refine Results. Catton portrays Grant as a pensive, determined fighter that possesses the killer instinct.

Grant and the last knight of battle Robert E. Want to Read saving…. But in reading the biography of General Lee and finding that he was trained sti,lness an engineer and relied heavily on digging trenches and digging in artillery, I was not surprised.


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 stillnwss tribulations, on its way to ultimate victory.

I could only wish that it had been assigned as reading for my high school history class in lieu of the reading material on the Civil War we were actually provided with! The Coming of the War, by Bernadotte E.

A Stillness at Appomattox

A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Though the army continued to move towards Richmond, the mounting casualty lists lessened Northern morale. I’ve always found the Civil War a fascinating subject, and knew a moderate amount about it before reading this book, but the heights of bravery and cowardice attained by regular troops, the ineptness or heroic nature displayed by their commanders, and the terror of being under fire, were all thrown into vivid relief by A Stillness at Appomattox.

Binding strong appomatrox all pages intact. Each chapter examines an important battle in the final year of the war and Catton carries the reader through appomtatox battle by chronologically following the Army of the Potomac south to Stillnews. The author brings us ever so gradually to the conclusion of the Civil War. Sep 20, Kevin rated it it was amazing. Grant took command to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in April Shelby Foote, which of these first?


Though he doesn’t dwell on the details of the battle, I love the way he brings about the circumstances of the before, during and aftermath of each one. He sees, instead and perhaps more appropriately, the profound shock and disbelief of those who witnessed the Appomattox messenger bearing a flag of truce to the Union lines.

As a storyteller, Catton makes particularly his own the weariness of stillnesa men. His prose draws the reader into the emotional and physical experiences of the people involved and paints vivid pictures of the horrors of this war.

And he does not leave out the story of the weary generals—and of President Lincoln himself—who struggled not only to defeat Lee’s Army but also against civilian news editors and Union political foes who publicly advocated quitting the fight.

This book covers the last 14 months of the war with the Army of the Potomac. The volunteers that enlisted in had served their three years of duty and a significant portion of the sillness left the army only to be replaced by a cast of thieves, murderers, and drunks.

Pulitzer Prize for History.

The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. The other two volumes are Mr. I was moved, not just by the content, and not just by how beautifully it was stated, but by the fact that someone wrote this, period. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.