The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Edition)

The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Edition)

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by Bruce Catton
     
 

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States—with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. "...a major work by a major writer, a superb re-creation of the twelve crucial months that opened the

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award! A thrilling, page-turning piece of writing that describes the forces conspiring to tear apart the United States—with the disintegrating political processes and rising tempers finally erupting at Bull Run. "...a major work by a major writer, a superb re-creation of the twelve crucial months that opened the Civil War."—The New York Times.

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Gr 5-8-In this newest stage of Alice's journey to adulthood, the appealing heroine begins eighth grade with a million questions and few answers. Her health teacher, Mr. Everett, has assigned the members of the class various real-life scenarios to investigate and come to terms with. Some of Alice's friends are facing teenage pregnancy, shoplifting, totaling a car, and arranging a funeral. Alice and her friend Patrick are to plan their wedding, honeymoon, find an apartment, and buy furniture on a very limited budget. With her great sense of humor, Naylor once again captures the true turmoil of adolescence. The awkward feelings and questions about budding bodies and an awareness of the opposite sex are handled in a true-to-life but lighthearted and sensitive manner. Some questions go unanswered, but life will eventually fill in those blanks. Naylor obviously has fun exploring friendship, family, relationships, and even love. With all of these issues permeating the story, Alice and her friends are a little more serious than in previous titles, but readers will still find plenty to laugh at and cheer about. Alice in Lace leaves readers wanting to see where life will take Alice next but still hoping that she won't grow up too fast.-Tracey Kroll, Brookland Middle School, Richmond, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435117174
Publisher:
Fall River Press
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Series:
Centennial History of the Civil War Series, #1
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
9.22(w) x 6.14(h) x 1.67(d)

Meet the Author

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).

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The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Catton effectively outlines the political, cultural, economic, and psychological issues that led up to the firing on Ft. Sumter. He vividly describes the personalities involved in the political arena of the Civil War - many of whom receive little if any recognition in our history books. His writing style holds the readers attention and provides clarity to what can be a muddled antebellum landscape.
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A_Noble_Barn_Burning More than 1 year ago
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