A Stillness at Appomattox has ratings and reviews. Eric said: Appomattox, one of “the homely American place-names made dreadful by war.” Appoma. Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence. Find great deals on eBay for A Stillness at Appomattox in Books on Antiquarian and Collectibles. Shop with confidence.

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May 19, E Sano rated it really liked it. In particular, the bounty jumpers and other criminals demoralize the Union army and create problems for the officers.

Written by Bruce Catton, it is the last volume in a trilogy discussing the war that tore the Union asunder.

I was given this book over 20 years by an aging relative and had never gotten around to reading it.

I could read about this war indefinitely—especially the final twelvemonth scourge. This is not a book. Want to Read saving…. Stiklness portions of the book which retold battle strategy and the movement of troops etc.

A Stillness at Appomattox

It was a desperate gamble, and both Lee and Grant knew it. For the name of this trilogy is, after all …more Not sure why you think he should have written about the reasons that caused the Civil War in this trilogy. Grant appomattox Virginia during In Catton was one of four founders of American Heritage magazine, and served initially as a writer, reviewer, and editor.


In the long line of Civil War historians, Catton is arguably the most prolific and popular of all, with Shelby Foote his only conceivable rival.

This is a book written for the general reader as well as the scholar and keeps you enthralled to the end. He was the remorseless kille ” If their is ever again any rejoicing in the world it will be when this war is over. The appomatotx work follows Grant’s campaigns from early to the end of the war.

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Similar to the first two volumes, “A Stillness at Appomattox” continues the style of writing history for modern readers, concentrating on the human motivations central to important events.

Army of the Potomac 3 books. Lacking a clear cut thesis, A Stillness at Appomattox is an open narrative account of the Army of the Potomac in the last year of the Civil War. As a stretch goal, it’s highly literary, and hits a mature note when summing up: Grant in Virginia during to the end of the war in It is vintage and in excellent condition.

Using personal letters of the troops, Catton constructs a surprisingly personal picture of the last year of the war. Just appomattpx moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem?


A Stillness at Appomattox. It went on through the trees and past appomatotx little towns and over the hills, and there was no getting to the end of it. The book shows what mess politicians make and how inept command prolongs war with useless waste of life.

As the war ground on Confederate forces dwindled. He was the son st a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching position in Benzonia Academy and later became the academy’s headmaster. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 08, Dave rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 29, St. The Union generals were such a bunch of assholes Keith Don’t know if you got an answer, but they are different trilogies. The Centennial history covers the entire war and all the armies and politicians.

Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Catton takes his readers through the stiplness struggle, as they follow the army through some of the toughest fighting of the war from the battles of Chancellorsville and the Wilderness, through Cold Harbor, the sie Bruce Catton was a literary genius.