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0307947084
Author:
Bruce Catton
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Americas
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English
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Vintage; Stated 1st Edition edition (January 3, 2012)
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464 pages
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Bruce Catton gives us in this book the Union side of the Civil War, and makes the reader . Bruce Catton's books on the Civil War really make the events live. His story telling is largely apolitical, though he interweaves the politics of the moment into his story, he remains non judgemental.

Bruce Catton gives us in this book the Union side of the Civil War, and makes the reader deeply reverent for all (on both sides) who fought and lost their lives in this great war of the American People. No way to run from the impact of the campaigns, and the maturing of the American mind set from Kansas to Appomattox. I'm left to wonder why so many young Americans had to perish, often rotting on the ground after deadly battles, sometimes over non essential farm fields.

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The classic one-volume history of the American Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Catton

The classic one-volume history of the American Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Catton. Covering events from the prelude of the conflict to the death of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, yet unassuming, scholarship to bring the war alive on the page in an almost novelistic way. It is this gift for narrative that led contemporary critics to compare this book to War and Peace, and call it a modern Iliad.

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Поставляется из: США Описание: Now in the Vintage Civil War Library for the first time, This Hallowed Ground covers the whole of the American Civil War, from the prelude to the death of Lincoln; Bruce Catton gives full.

Поставляется из: США Описание: Now in the Vintage Civil War Library for the first time, This Hallowed Ground covers the whole of the American Civil War, from the prelude to the death of Lincoln; Bruce Catton gives full scope and texture to the story of the United States& epic struggle in this one-volume history. Описание: It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes.

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Now in the Vintage Civil War Library for the first time, This Hallowed Ground covers the whole of the American Civil War, from the prelude to the death of Lincoln; Bruce Catton gives full scope and texture to the story of the United States' epic struggle in this one-volume history. Of Catton's writing David McCullough once wrote:"I think it changed my life. I didn't know that then, naturally. All I knew was that I had found in a kind of splendour I had not experienced before, and it started me on a new path.

Covering events from the prelude of the conflict to the death of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, yet unassuming, scholarship to bring the war alive on the page in an almost novelistic way. It is this gift for narrative that led contemporary critics to compare this book to War and Peace, and call it a "modern Iliad.

Vintage Civil War Library. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardly a book for light reading, but to a student of the American Civil War no doubt a valuable reference book. davetherave, September 3, 2006. Written by a customer while visiting librarything. 1 0. Questions & Answers0 question. Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

The classic one-volume history of the American Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Catton. Covering events from the prelude of the conflict to the death of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, yet unassuming, scholarship to bring the war alive on the page in an almost novelistic way. It is this gift for narrative that led contemporary critics to compare this book to War and Peace, and call it a “modern Iliad.” Now over fifty years old, This Hallowed Ground remains one of the best-loved and admired general Civil War books: a perfect introduction to readers beginning their exploration of the conflict, as well as a thrilling analysis and reimagining of its events for experienced students of the war.Includes maps.
  • Love Me
Despite being nearly 60 years old, this is still one of the best popular histories of the Civil War available. In great part, that's due to the timeless, masterful writing style of Bruce Catton. His use of language to paint a picture or evoke an intellectual and emotional response from the reader is unmatched (though Shelby Foote and James McPherson come remarkably close.) This book describes battles, but if you're looking for battle-action reports detailing the movements of the Iron Brigade or Stonewall Brigade, or the heroic stand of the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, you won't find them here. Instead, Catton puts the battles into the perspective of an entire campaign, and discusses not only the campaigns, but the social, political and economic environments in which they occurred. As a result, many decisions that, by themselves, appear ill-considered are suddenly understandable when placed in the overall context of the conflict. I have always been a particular fan of Catton's way of describing how slavery is inextricably woven into the fabric of the war: it may not have been the direct, overt, stand-alone cause of the war, but it was at the root of all the other causes: preserving a way of life that at its root was stained with immorality; states rights (in the South Carolina declaration of secession, they gave as a justification New York's exercise of state's rights when it refused to enforce the fugitive slave act - South Carolina felt the federal government should force the state to enforce it), and the collision of the agrarian economy with the industrial economy. He then links this complex national tragedy into the civil rights struggles of the 1950's and 1960's; since the book was written in the midst of these struggles, their outcome was not yet certain - and, as he explains, may not be certain for several more generations. He succeeds, as no other writer on the Civil War has, in lifting the story of the conflict from something consigned to the dusty halls of history, into a living, breathing part of the modern American experience.

When you're ready for more detail, Catton wrote other books, including a trilogy about the Army of the Potomac, a trilogy about the entire Civil War, and a masterful trilogy about Ulysses S. Grant (he assisted Lloyd Lewis with the first volumen, then wrote the remaining two volumes himself - I believe Mr. Lewis may have died shortly after the first volume was finished?) All of his writing rises to the same level of quality.
  • Risteacor
This is a grand summary of the battle of Gettysburg! I have read much on Gettysburg yet got so many new facts and insights to this epic event. I had it on my bucket list to stand on Little Round Top and imagine what the men there faced. Now that has been superseded by the desire to see another spot, just as dramatic yet more tragic - the place where the 262 men of the 1st Minnesota charged into 1500 Confederates threatening to break the union line thus saving the day and probably the battle. I now understand how haphazard war/combat was/is. Very sobering account - well written, concise, informative, inspiring. You can knock it out in a short 2 evenings reading.
  • Stonewing
The best single volume history of the Civil War I've ever read.

I've read a number of books on the Civil War - Shelby Foote's tour-de-force, for example - and all have been excellent.

But for someone who wants a comprehensive and extremely readable overview of the war, delivered with the gut-wrenching perspective of the common soldier caught up in the horrific, nightmarish slaughter, which was the essence of this most tragic of all our nation's conflicts, Bruce Catton's "This Hallowed Ground" is simply without peer.
  • Via
As usual, Bruce Catton brings life to the story of the Civil War. This isn't a history of the tactics or strategy but rather a history of the perseverence of the human spirit in the worst of times. It's educational as well as entertaining and only Catton can breath life into the ordinary men caught in extraordinary circumstances.
  • Rare
Wonderful to have This Hallowed Ground in Kindle, my old paperback was crumbling away and losing pages all over the place.
Bruce Catton gives us in this book the Union side of the Civil War, and makes the reader deeply reverent for all (on both sides) who fought and lost their lives in this great war of the American People. No way to run from the impact of the campaigns, and the maturing of the American mind set from Kansas to Appomattox. Grateful for having this book in my archive. In a few years I'll read it again, enjoying and learning more each time through.
  • Akir
A great read for someone who has never read anything about the Civil War (like myself). Catton did a great job of making the history interesting and I will definitely read more by him. Highly recommended if you are looking for a great dive into American history.
  • Ylonean
His Civil War Trilogy, The Army of Potomac, is Not To Be Missed! He won a Pulitzer for the darn thing, for Pete's sake, and yet it still isn't available in Kindle yet! Only the 3rd book, of the trilogy is available, and I am scratching my head. Why is Foote available, and not Catton? Is there a conspiracy here?

Catton has an ability to take you into the times, and help you to feel what what was going on from an everyday social, historical point of view. You get the view from the men in the trenches, and you understand what motivated them. He has a gift for the kinds of details that bring history to life, in a way that the common man can relate to. And his writing flows, so that he makes it difficult to put his books down. I have read and REread his books, just because he is SUCH a great writer, and not because I so terribly interested in the subject. I read him because I'm interested in people, and I'm interested in the nature of mankind, and so is Catton, and he makes a careful observation of character. So I love him, and I am DYING to see his entire Pulitzer Prize winning Trilogy published in Kindle form. I don't know what the hold up is. But in the meantime, read ANYTHING by Catton! He's a GEM!
Bruce Catton's books on the Civil War really make the events live. His story telling is largely apolitical, though he interweaves the politics of the moment into his story, he remains non judgemental. I'm left to wonder why so many young Americans had to perish, often rotting on the ground after deadly battles, sometimes over non essential farm fields.