Reflections on the Civil War

Reflections on the Civil War

by Bruce Catton
     
 

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bruce Catton was America's greatest Civil War historian, and he made the events of that seminal conflict come alive for millions. In this, his final book, edited from many hours of tapes after Catton's death, he goes right to the heart and soul of what brought this nation to the battlefield. He reflects not only on military history, but… See more details below

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Bruce Catton was America's greatest Civil War historian, and he made the events of that seminal conflict come alive for millions. In this, his final book, edited from many hours of tapes after Catton's death, he goes right to the heart and soul of what brought this nation to the battlefield. He reflects not only on military history, but also on the actual experience of army life for the common soldier; 17 period drawings by soldier-artist John Geyser, a young private in the Union Army, enhance the insightful words. Catton plunges into the spirit of the time to uncover the motives and emotions that caused the flood of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425104958
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/02/1982
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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