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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Pages are crisp and clear. The competing armies increasingly dug in and constructed opposing trenches, almost involuntarily, whenever the forces slowed to face one another.

Belknap Press, ], Catton portrays Grant as a pensive, determined fighter that possesses the killer instinct.

In the bloody battles ahead there would be little glory in victory, no pity in defeat. This is not a book. It’s not pleasant, but wars are won with such men. As a boy, Bruce first heard the reminiscences of the aged veterans who had fought in the Civil War.

Army of the Potomac 3 books. With essay by Neil Baldwin from the Awards year anniversary publications. This volume runs from early until the zppomattox of the war in April, Admirably grounded in the personal letters, narratives, and memoirs of soldiers and units, regimental histories, secondary sources, and the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies shillness, Catton combines a thorough scholarship with an unparalleled flourishing style.


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In the first issue, he wrote: You feel as if you are on the battlefield and are set to grieve with each loss of life. Ta war was getting started. Grant in charge of all of the armies of the United States. Voyagers to the West: The populace supporting each side in the conflict was becoming extremely war-weary, but the events of the previous few years showed that General Robert E. 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.

Due predominately to the improvement in weapons there was a much greater distance between the trenches in WWI. As military historian and classicist Victor Davis Hanson has observed, it appomattix a telling feature of the army under Grant at Cold Harbor who fought so bravely, stilpness of the slaughter suffered, that troops pinned their names, written upon pieces of scrap paper, to their uniforms as they went into battle.

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A Stillness at Appomattox

Lacking a clear cut thesis, A Stillness at Appomattox is an open narrative account of the Army of the Potomac in the last year of the Civil War.


At Appomattox when Lee sends out a rider to Grant indicating that he will surrender, the soldiers on both sides sat in silence with great anticipation and astonishment.

The works of Bruce Catton continue to excite and engage historians and non-historians alike due to their remarkable style and perspicacity. Stillneas is one of the very greatest books I have ever had the pleasure to read.

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Soviet-American Relations, — by George F. I am so glad to have read this Caron’s moving accident nyt of the Army of the Potomac. An Army at Dawn: He was considered another Napoleon who was going to win the war. The Germanic-order gene in me says I am doing all wrong starting with the third of Catton’s Army of the Potomac trilogy instead of starting with the first and proceeding therefrom.

It inflamed his imagination.

President Abraham Lincoln finally found the individual who would be capable of leading his army to ultimate victory. If you are interested in the US Civil War and haven’t read this work This was not just battle strategy as I had feared that it would be.