A Stillness At Appomattox Author:Bruce Catton Winner of the 1954 National Book Award for the Most Distinguished Book of Nonfiction. — This is the story of the last desperate, heartbreaking, cruel year of the Civil War. In the winter of 1864, the Army of the Potomac stood at the crossroads. The old army, fired with the spirit of men who had joined out of love of country and who had long sin... more »ce become disillusioned, was gone. The new army, made up of mercenaries, bounty-jumpers, and a hard core of seasoned and embittered veterans, had lost sight of its goal of radiant victory and become a ruthless machine of war. Its leader was General Ulysses S. Grant, a seedy little man who instilled no enthusiasm in his followers and little respect in his enemies.
Opposing Grant and the Army of the Potomac was Robert E. Lee, the last great knight of battle. He was a god to his men and a scourge to his antagonists.
The stage was set.
This is the third of Catton's trilogy on the Civil War, and is truly a wonderful book for history lovers!« less