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This Hallowed Ground: A History of the Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)

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First published in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton’s classic account of the Civil War simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle in one brilliant volume.

 

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.

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The Wordsworth Military Library covers the breadth of military history, including studies of individual leaders and accounts of major campaigns and great conflicts.

About the Author

Bruce Catton was a journalist and historian of the American Civil War. He won a Pulitzer Prize for history in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia. He died in 1978.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307947086
Author:
Catton, Bruce
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 MAPS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.18 x 0.93 in 0.94 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Peace and War
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War
History and Social Science » World History » General

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