Terrible Swift Sword Author:Bruce Catton Terrible Swift Sword tells the story of two turning points which made the Civil War the most tragic and yet the most important in America's history. — Bruce Catton, the greatest of Civil War historians, first describes how. slowly but inexorably, the war got out of hand. Almost before anyone recognized it, a neat "limited" ... more »war had become impossible.
Then, Mr. Catton reveals how the sweeping force of all-out conflict changed the war's purpose, turning it from an act of suppressing rebellion into a war for human freedom.« less