Last Days of the Civil War: The Enormous Silence

Last Days of the Civil War: The Enormous Silence

by Bruce Catton

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Last Days of the Civil War: The Enormous Silence by Bruce Catton

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning history A Stillness at Appomattox, an electrifying account of the end of the Civil War—Grant and Lee’s final maneuvers as four years of internecine conflict inched to a close.

“The end of the war was like the beginning, with the army marching down the open road under the spring sky.” Here is the triumphant close of Bruce Catton’s history of the Army of the Potomac, the major Union army that fought and ultimately won the war.  In the spring of 1865, the war was in its endgame, as Grant broke through the defenses at Petersburg and chased Lee’s army for the final clash. Meanwhile, Lee had one final option open to him: escape to North Carolina and join up with General Joe Johnston or otherwise accept defeat. Here are the war’s final days and minutes, the race to the finish of America’s bloodiest years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101970683
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/07/2015
Series: A Vintage Short
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 473,836
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Bruce Catton was a journalist and historian of the American Civil War. He won a Pulitzer Prize for history in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. He died in 1978.

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