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A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy

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When first published in 1953, 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 the Civil War.

Undoubtedly Catton's most brilliant books, A Stillness at Appomattox won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. Caton recounts the most spectacular ...

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Overview

When first published in 1953, 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 the Civil War.

Undoubtedly Catton's most brilliant books, A Stillness at Appomattox won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. Caton recounts the most spectacular conflicts between Grant and Lee and details the end of hope for the Confederacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385044516
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1990
  • Series: Army of the Potomac Trilogy , #3
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 114,265
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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  • Posted February 9, 2011

    Excellent

    Again, so very many typos and editing errors. As a huge Civil War fan, I found this book extremely easy to read and and informative. A truely Great Book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2006

    The greatest ever

    How do you write a review about a book that won the Pulitzer prize? I thought it was one of the greatest books ever written. The book kept me interested from the first page until the last page. I also suggest that you read the rest of the trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    A thrilling and superb historical novel...

    Bruce Catton's thrilling and superb historical non-fiction novel, 'A Stillness at Appomattox,' would most definitely and non-arguably be rated at a perfect 5 stars. Undoubtedly, this novel is filled with tension, emotion and extreme factuous and detailed descriptions of the heartbreaking and glorious final year of America's Civil War in 1864. To be truthful, I myself, a 13 year old High School student, did not beleive that an almost 400 page war book and not only that, but an extremely detailed 400 page war book would be interesting or understandable at all. I thought that I wouldn't be able to follow along and understand the novel entirely, but everything was completely the opposite. The character description and the depth of emotional description is excellent and superb! It's so detailed, it's hard to beleive you're reading a war novel! I thought reading such a novel for my summer reading program at my High School would be too much, but I ended up enjoying it and most undoubtedly reccommend this brilliant novel to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2000

    Bruce Catton: Best Civil War Author of the 20th Century

    McPherson, Foote, Sears, Boritt, Woodward. All outstanding scholars and writers of the Civil War era... but for exposure to the master from decades past, try this diamond on for size. There is none better than Catton.

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