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Bruce Catton (1899–1978)

Autor(a) de A Stillness at Appomattox

110+ Works 15,524 Membros 101 Reviews 31 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras de Bruce Catton

A Stillness at Appomattox (1953) 1,889 cópias
Mr. Lincoln's Army (1951) 1,195 cópias
The Coming Fury (1961) 1,059 cópias
Terrible Swift Sword (1963) 987 cópias
Never Call Retreat (1965) 851 cópias
Grant Takes Command (1968) 762 cópias
Grant Moves South (1960) 580 cópias
Gettysburg: The Final Fury (1974) 303 cópias
Reflections on the Civil War (1981) 302 cópias
Michigan: A History (1976) 88 cópias
Banners at Shenandoah (1954) 53 cópias
The War Lords of Washington (1948) 31 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Editor — 20 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Editor — 13 cópias
The American Heritage Reader (1956) 10 cópias
THE CIVIL WAR (1965) 8 cópias
Antietam (2016) 7 cópias
Prefaces to history (1970) 6 cópias
Great Historical Places (1957) 3 cópias
Ethics and Armaments 1 exemplar(es)
A Sillness at Appomattox 1 exemplar(es)
A MICHIGAN BOYHOOD 1 exemplar(es)
Books on the Civil War 1 exemplar(es)
La guerre de Sécession, tome 1 (1976) 1 exemplar(es)
Shiloh (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
The Civil War 1 exemplar(es)
American Heritage (4vol) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (1964) — Posfácio, algumas edições959 cópias
Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (1882) — Contribuinte, algumas edições866 cópias
The American Heritage Book of The Revolution (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições644 cópias
The Golden Book of the Civil War (1960) — Introdução — 329 cópias
The Golden Book of the American Revolution (1958) — Introdução — 98 cópias
American Heritage Magazine Vol 16 No 5 1965 August (1965) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Shelfby Foote v. Bruce Catton v. James McPherson em American Civil War (Julho 2017)


5838. Reflections on the Civil War, by Bruce Catton (read 16 Mar 2024) Lots of words by an expert on the War but not a single word as to direct sources. Just tells how much Cattaon knows.
Schmerguls | Mar 17, 2024 |
A classic overview of the war that will probably seem quite familiar to folks who watched the Ken Burns series. Rather too sympathetic to the South for my tastes.
ehines | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 20, 2024 |
An exceptional single volume source for the whys and wherefores of a crucial piece of American History.
Huba.Library | outras 5 resenhas | Feb 7, 2024 |
Outstanding history of the American civil war. Harrowing but beautifully told, with so many blunders that unnecessarily prolonged the war and caused hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths.
Matt_B | outras 7 resenhas | Feb 5, 2024 |



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