Bruce Catton (1899-1978) attended Oberlin College and then entered a varied career as a journalist (1926-1942) and public official (1942-1952). His service with the War Production Board led him to write his first book, War Lords of Washington, in 1948. After 1952, he devoted himself to full-time literary work, serving as an editor of American Heritage magazine. Catton has written extensively about the military history of the Civil War. In 1954, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his historical work, A Stillness at Appomattox (1953).
Never Call Retreat: The Centennial History of the Civil War Series, Volume 3 (Barnes & Noble Edition)by Bruce Catton
In Never Call Retreat, the concluding volume of Bruce Catton’s Civil War trilogy, he covers the most bitter years of the war, when death stalked the country with a brutality unparalleled in the United States. In the North, Lincoln remained resolute in the belief that “a house divided against itself cannot stand,” while in the hopelessly fragmented and underdeveloped South, Jefferson Davis struggled valiantly for political and economic stability.
Tracing the war from Fredericksburg, to a courthouse at Appomattox, to the end of the Confederacy, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Bruce Catton concludes his thrillingly readable account of the American Civil War.
"...one of the great historical accomplishments of our time...will have an enduring place in our national records."--New York Times.
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