"Nothing in our time makes the Civil War as alive as the writings of Bruce Catton." —Baltimore Sun
Infinitely readable and absorbing, Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Catton’s The Civil War is one of the most widely read general histories of the war available in a single volume. Introduced by the critically acclaimed Civil War historian James M. McPherson, The Civil War vividly traces one of the most moving chapters in American history, from the early division between the North and the South to the final surrender of Confederate troops.
Catton's account of battles is a must-read for anyone interested in the war that divided America, carefully weaving details about the political activities of the Union and Confederate armies and diplomatic efforts overseas.
About the Author
Bruce Catton (1899-1978) was a senior editor of American Heritage magazine and won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox.
"Everything we have come to expect from Catton: scholarly, judicious, clear and unfailingly interesting." The New York Times —