Gettysburg: The Final Fury

Gettysburg: The Final Fury

by Bruce Catton


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An incisive look at the turning point of the Civil War, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July 1863—from Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War.
Engaging and authoritative, Catton analyzes the course of events at Gettysburg, clarifying its causes and bringing to life the most famous battle ever fought on American soil. Paying full heed to the human tragedies that occurred, Gettysburg: The Final Fury gives an hour-by-hour account of the three-day battle, from the skirmish that began the engagement, to Pickett’s ill-fated charge. Catton provides context for the fateful decisions made by each army’s commanders, and examines the battle’s military and political consequences, placing it within the larger narrative of the Civil War and American history.  Described by The Chicago Tribune as “military history…at its best,” Gettysburg, The Final Fury is a classic.
Features 41 illustrations and 5 maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345806055
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Series: Vintage Civil War Library Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 196,369
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(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.

Table of Contents

1 The Road to Gettysburg 3

2 First Day: Collision 17

3 Second Day: Fighting by Compulsion 35

4 Third Day: Climax 69

5 Long Remember 97

Index 111

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Jim_Morris More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing. With this being the 150th anniversary of the battle, the publishing date leads you to believe that this is a new book when it is in fact a reprint from 1974.
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