Waiting for the Morning Train: An American Boyhood

Waiting for the Morning Train: An American Boyhood

by Bruce Catton
     
 

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Bruce Catton, whose name is identified with Civil War history, grew up in Benzonia, Michigan, probably the only town within two hundred miles, he says, not founded to cash in on the lumber boom. In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.

With nostalgia, warmth, and humor, Catton recalls it all with a wealth of

Overview

Bruce Catton, whose name is identified with Civil War history, grew up in Benzonia, Michigan, probably the only town within two hundred miles, he says, not founded to cash in on the lumber boom. In this memoir, Catton remembers his youth, his family, his home town, and his coming of age.

With nostalgia, warmth, and humor, Catton recalls it all with a wealth of detail: the logging industry and its tremendous effect on the face of the state, the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic who first sparked his interest in the Civil War, the overnight train trips on long-gone "sleepers," the days of great resort hotels, and fishing in once clear lakes. Although he writes of a time and place that are no more, his observations have implications that both underline the past and touch the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385074605
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/1972
Pages:
256

Meet the Author

Bruce Catton is known for such classics as A Stillness at Appomattox, This Hallowed Ground, and Mr. Lincoln’s Army.

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