American Heritage History of the Civil War

American Heritage History of the Civil War

by James M. McPherson, Bruce Catton

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Here is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bruce Catton's unsurpassed account of the Civil War, one of the most moving chapters in American history. Introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winner James M. McPherson, the book vividly traces the epic struggle between the Blue and Gray, from the early division between the North and South to the final surrender of Confederate troops.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149301751
Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 23,295
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Bruce Catton was the foundering editor of American Heritage and arguably the most prolific and popular of all Civil War historians. He wrote an astonishing 167 articles for the magazine and won a Pulitzer Prize for history in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the last campaign of the war in Virginia. Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Gerald Ford in 1977.

James M. McPherson is a leading Civil War historian and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of the highly acclaimed Battle Cry Freedom. The George Henry Davis Emeritus Professor of American History and Princeton University, he was awarded the Pritzker Military Library Literature award for lifetime achievement in military history in 2007, and he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009.


Princeton, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1936

Place of Birth:

Valley City, North Dakota


B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1963

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American Heritage History of the Civil War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pulitzer Prize Winning Story of the American Civil War A wonderful book about the events that led up to and transpired in the Civil War. I learned a lot I didn't know. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read about the battles and Ed who fought the war. Here I have also learned what it was like to have lived during this time as a citizen in the North and South during this war.We see how politics, finances, resources, manufacturing, cultures, way of life, patriotism, and God all impacted the outcome of the Civi War. These other aspects of the war had more effect perhaps on the war than the men who bravely fought th e battles.