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A Stillness at Appomattox

Bruce Catton

A Stillness at Appomattox

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Published by Pocket .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Nonfiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages497
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11075589M
    ISBN 100671772317
    ISBN 109780671772314

    Book gives insight to the line soldiers that most books don't. Through the kaleidoscope tone and temper of the struggle, two men, different in stature, but similar in dedication to their awesome tasks, grappled with the burden of being leaders both in politics and war. What Grant did bring to the Army of the Potomac was his ability to relate to the soldiers and made them his army. Writing from the point of view of the citizens who found themselves soldiers he has reaffirmed the great American tradition of a peace-loving people who, faced with necessity, can also produce greatness in war. Reprinted by Pocket Books, Inc. As such, the reader witnesses the horrible carnage of war, the massive industrial capacity of the North, and the respect with which the Northern soldiers held Robert E.

    During the course of these many months, the two armies fought brutal, devastating conflicts that became known as the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Cedar Creek, and Petersburg. Fusce sed nibh eu odio posuere semper. His secondary sources were published between the late s and the s. He wanted to be a teacher. His love for it was passionate. Also, the book lacks sufficient maps of battles which make comprehending the movements and positions of both armies difficult.

    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, Catton combines a thorough scholarship with an unparalleled flourishing style. His relentless pursuit of Lee and the defeat of the Northern Army of Virginia provides the necessary ingredient to bring about a successful performance by the Army of the Potomac, as well as a successful denouement to the war. A Stillness at Appomattox All up and down the lines the men blinked at one another, unable to realize that the hour they had waited for so long was actually at hand. Log in to add this title in your wishlist Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist. The Southerners attempted a final breakthrough, and when that failed, Lee took the honorable course and surrendered his men to Grant at Appomattox Court House.


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And because of that, he wrote this; this inexpressibly beautiful and moving account of horror and hope.

a Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton

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. Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. General U. His works, although well-researched, were generally not presented in a rigorous academic style, supported by footnotes.

Donec in tortor in lectus iaculis vulputate. But there I am, with the superlatives I said I wouldn't attempt.

A Stillness at Appomattox, Vol. III

Nam interdum justo eget nisi pulvinar et condimentum orci bibendum. I have context. Trotting out superlatives for this is like someone who's too late for the party arriving with appetizers.

The level of casualties and carnage becomes amplified during this campaign because of the implementation of a new tactic: entrenched warfare. Book gives insight to the line soldiers that most books don't.

In the long line of Civil War historians, Catton is arguably the most prolific and popular of all, with Shelby Foote his only conceivable rival. Catton examines the endeavors of the Army of the Potomac, under the leadership of Lt. Ken Hutnick Great book.

A Stillness At Appomattox

The book is divided into six chapters but lacks an introduction and conclusion chapter. The author examines the engagements at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Crater, the siege at Petersburg, the Valley Campaign, and the capture of Richmond.

General Grant. A Stillness at Appomattox All up and down the lines the men blinked at one another, unable to realize that the hour they had waited for so long was actually at hand.

The work really starts to take off when Ulysses S. Besides, I read Catton's The Civil War reduction overview primer of the war in advance so I knew my place in the order of things. Also, the book lacks sufficient maps of battles which make comprehending the movements and positions of both armies difficult.A Stillness at Appomattox.

By Bruce Catton. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Pp. 1, Historian Bruce Catton’s book, A Stillness at Appomattox () is a captivating and engaging atlasbowling.com retraces the last year of the Civil War from Ulysses S.

Grant’s crossing of the Rapidan River with the Army of the Potomac in the spring of to the surrender of Robert E. Lee. Aug 01,  · A Stillness at Appomattox is a great book in it's own right but, it is a particular treat to read the entire three volume set.

Not only is the history interesting but, it is so well written that the enjoyment of reading it is incrteased many atlasbowling.com by: May 31,  · The Army Of The Potomac: A Stillness At Appomattox, by Bruce Catton This last book of a series detailing the experience of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War ends on a strange note.

It is almost as if the author expects that the reader has some knowledge of the pageantry of the. A Stillness at Appomattox Winner, National Book Awards for Nonfiction. ISBN Doubleday & Company.

Bruce Catton our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction.

This final volume of The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of. Nov 28,  · A stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton; 9 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Accessible book, Appomattox Campaign,Army, Army of the Potomac, Campaigns, History, National Book Award Winner, Protected DAISY, Regimental histories, United States, United States Civil War,United States.

Army of the Potomac, award:national_book_award=, award:national_book. The third book in Bruce Catton’s non-fiction Civil War trilogy, A Stillness at Appomattox, came to my attention via a lofty atlasbowling.com was described as an accurate, heavily footnoted work which reads like a well-written work of fiction.