A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy

A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy

by Bruce Catton


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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 in non-fiction.

In this final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton, America's foremost Civil War historian, takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbot, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox. Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385044516
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/28/1990
Series: Army of the Potomac Trilogy , #3
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 93,876
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bruce Catton was born in Petoskey, Michigan, in 1899. A United States journalist and writer, Catton was one of America’s most popular Civil War historians. He worked as a newspaperman in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, and also held a position at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1948. Catton’s best-selling book, A Stillness at Appomattox, earned him a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954. Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War.

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A Stillness at Appomattox: The Army of the Potomac Trilogy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How do you write a review about a book that won the Pulitzer prize? I thought it was one of the greatest books ever written. The book kept me interested from the first page until the last page. I also suggest that you read the rest of the trilogy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
McPherson, Foote, Sears, Boritt, Woodward. All outstanding scholars and writers of the Civil War era... but for exposure to the master from decades past, try this diamond on for size. There is none better than Catton.
shorebird43 More than 1 year ago
Again, so very many typos and editing errors. As a huge Civil War fan, I found this book extremely easy to read and and informative. A truely Great Book.
watchman146 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is not often that histories can keep one up at night. This whole trilogy could be the best books I've ever read on the Civil War. If you read this series in corelation with Shelby Foote's trilogy, you've got the whole picture.
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Bruce Catton's thrilling and superb historical non-fiction novel, 'A Stillness at Appomattox,' would most definitely and non-arguably be rated at a perfect 5 stars. Undoubtedly, this novel is filled with tension, emotion and extreme factuous and detailed descriptions of the heartbreaking and glorious final year of America's Civil War in 1864. To be truthful, I myself, a 13 year old High School student, did not beleive that an almost 400 page war book and not only that, but an extremely detailed 400 page war book would be interesting or understandable at all. I thought that I wouldn't be able to follow along and understand the novel entirely, but everything was completely the opposite. The character description and the depth of emotional description is excellent and superb! It's so detailed, it's hard to beleive you're reading a war novel! I thought reading such a novel for my summer reading program at my High School would be too much, but I ended up enjoying it and most undoubtedly reccommend this brilliant novel to others.