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Bruce Catton (1899–1978)

Forfatter af A Stillness at Appomattox

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre
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Værker af Bruce Catton

A Stillness at Appomattox (1953) 1,887 eksemplarer
Mr. Lincoln's Army (1951) 1,192 eksemplarer
The Army of the Potomac: Glory Road (1952) 1,086 eksemplarer
The Coming Fury (1961) 1,056 eksemplarer
Terrible Swift Sword (1963) 983 eksemplarer
Never Call Retreat (1965) 848 eksemplarer
Grant Takes Command (1968) 762 eksemplarer
Grant Moves South (1960) 579 eksemplarer
Gettysburg: The Final Fury (1974) 303 eksemplarer
Reflections on the Civil War (1981) 300 eksemplarer
Michigan: A History (1976) 88 eksemplarer
Banners at Shenandoah (1955) 50 eksemplarer
The War Lords of Washington (1948) 31 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 09 No 4 1958 June (1958) — Redaktør — 20 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 08 No 5 1957 August (1957) — Redaktør — 13 eksemplarer
The American Heritage Reader (1956) 10 eksemplarer
THE CIVIL WAR (1965) 8 eksemplarer
Antietam (2016) 7 eksemplarer
Prefaces to history (1970) 6 eksemplarer
Great Historical Places (1957) 3 eksemplarer
The Civil War 1 eksemplar
Shiloh (2017) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (1964) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver955 eksemplarer
Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (1882) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver861 eksemplarer
The American Heritage Book of The Revolution (1958) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver642 eksemplarer
The Golden Book of the Civil War (1960) — Introduktion — 324 eksemplarer
The Civil War: The American Iliad as Told by Those Who Lived It (1947) — Introduktion — 152 eksemplarer
The Golden Book of the American Revolution (1958) — Introduktion — 98 eksemplarer
American Heritage Magazine Vol 16 No 5 1965 August (1965) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer

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Shelfby Foote v. Bruce Catton v. James McPherson i American Civil War (juli 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 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Feb 20, 2024 |
An exceptional single volume source for the whys and wherefores of a crucial piece of American History.
Huba.Library | 5 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Feb 5, 2024 |



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