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This is an auction for THE PENGUIN BOOK OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, by Bruce Catton.

Amazon.com reviews:

"This book simultaneously captures the dramatic scope and intimate experience of that epic struggle, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Catton. 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 students of the war."

"FIVE STARS!! This book explains most aspects of the war very well. A good quick reference guide too. As a result, it can point a reader in a particular direction if they wanted to look at something in more detail. Beside all that, I enjoyed reading it."

"This book has a nice balance between storytelling and information. It sets the scene well and explains the mood of the unionists and confederates at each juncture. I feel reasonably well informed having finished this book."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Bruce Catton (1899 – 1978) was an American historian and journalist, best known for his books on the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring colorful characters and historical vignettes. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia.

Penguin paperback 1967.

304 pages.

Good condition.

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