The Coming Fury Author:Bruce Catton How did the Civil War Happen? Was the conflict truly "irrepressible"? — In words that weave history into art, Bruce Catton examines these vital questions. — Here is a book about the coming of the Civil War that is at once a broad canvas and a revealing close-up. Different from anything he has written before, except in the sheer beauty of its narra... more »tive style, The Coming Fury is conceived as classic tragedy; as a series of ever-narrowing circles of choice with fewer and few men to make them, enclosing, finally, but two men faced with almost no choice at all.