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A Stillness At Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Bk 3)
A Stillness At Appomattox - Army of the Potomac, Bk 3 Author:Bruce Catton When first published in 1953, Bruce Catton, our foremost Civil War historian was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. — This final volume of The Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War. — --a magnificent piece of writing. Some of its passages have the grandeur and bea... more »uty of poetry. ---New York Times
It reads like a thriller with skillful timing and suspense--- Newsweek
Here is war as soldiers saw it--cruel, bestial, yet not without moments of decency---Chicago Sun Times« less
For anyone interested in the Civil War, this is a truly brilliant piece of writing. One part of a trilogy, (The Army of the Potomac), this book takes you there like a time machine, with the mud, the blood, the quirky generals and their strategies. Catton won the Pulitzer before he died in 1978, and this book is a good introduction as to why. I am letting go of my current copy only because I ordered it in hardback edition.