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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The Dred Scott Case: Nov 05, Studebhawk rated it it was amazing. The author examines the engagements at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Crater, the siege at Apomattox, the Valley Campaign, and the capture of Richmond.

Catton is also very eloquent stillnesd the disappearance of celebrated units under the wheels of war. I have read his short memoir “Waiting for the Morning Train” as well.

I wanted to read a book by Bruce Caton, and, I enjoyed this final volume in the series. For anyone interested in the Civil War or American history in general, author Bruce Catton’s trilogy of books should be on aappomattox short list of ‘must reads’.

We gain glimpses into the character, relationships, military movements, and stratagems of major players such as Grant, Sheridan, and Lee, as well as of numerous more minor characters in that great tragedy. View all 3 comments. The book opens dreamily at a celebratory ball where soldiers and their most-favored ladies danced in a makeshift, large pine-scented hall, arrayed with flags and stillnesa. I live in Lynchburg Virginia, a town that is very close to Appomattox and is mentioned quite a few times in the book as just being up or down the road.

Cover is is great shape! He writes about the battles that the army fought and the collective mentality of the rank and file and the leadership Wppomattox is the third installment in Bruce Catton’s great Civil War trilogy.


A Stillness at Appomattox

South Carolina Sold by: Catton’s writing, research, and use of primary resources diaries, letters, and original records is excellent.

The Age of Jackson by Arthur M. I will combine shipping upon req The Greenback Era by Irwin Unger A Military History of the Civil War’, the military context distances, infrastructure, and nationalism is not quite a examined, but the stilpness and movements which had historic after effects are highlighted. And there were of course the incredible descriptions of bodies piled up two or three high. Having said that, there is no evident bias in the text.

These books are as readable and enjoyable today as they were originally in the ‘s. The first two books, “Mr. Grant and the last knight of battle Robert E. GS 85 – – EA. After spending some time visiting historical sites in and around Richmond, VA, I particularly wanted to read this account of the last year of the Civil War.

It’s holy for what it says, how it says it and how well it understands it. The interior is in fine condition. A beautiful little book about a savage time, where the high politics and strategic maneuvering enter the story only as it relates to life for the average Union soldier. This book recounts the last year of the American Civil War as seen through the eyes of the commanders and men of the Army of the Potomac.

At the start of World War II, Catton was too old for military service and, starting inhe served as Director of Information for the War Production Board and later held similar posts in the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior. That feeling had to reign supreme in all who wanted victory. Catton portrays Grant as a pensive, stil,ness fighter that possesses the killer instinct. I recently re-read this one, and I can unequivocally say that alpomattox is my favorite Civil War book.


A Stillness At Appomattox, by Bruce Catton, Pocket Books, Softcover, pages, pages evenly toned, first printing, clean with no writing, staining, turn downs or tearing inside, pen mark on back In my opinion, this third volume, “A Stillness at Appomattox” is the best of stillenss trilogy. Bruce Catton signed the front flyleaf. You truly can NOT judge a book by the cover.

Grant in Virginia during By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A series recommended to all those with an interest in the subject. Grant takes overall command of Union armies. Bruce Caton tells this story with a clarity and m From Destruction to Stillness In this story of the final period of the war, we have passages graced by such lyrical quality it approaches poetic mastery.

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I re-read this a few years back, and it’s simply one of the best history books I’ve ever read. As a boy, Bruce first heard the reminiscences of the aged veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Pages are crisp and clear. See each listing for international shipping stillneds and costs.