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Now in the Vintage Civil War Library for the first time, This Hallowed Ground covers the whole of the American Civil War, from the prelude to the death of Lincoln; Bruce Catton gives full scope and texture to the story of the United States' epic struggle in this one-volume history. Of Catton's writing David McCullough once wrote:"I think it changed my life. I didn't know that then, naturally. All I knew was that I had found in [it] a kind of splendour I had not experienced before, and it started me on a new path." It is Catton's gift for storytelling that elevates this book above all other one-volume histories. In it, he combines an irresistible sweep with the minutest detail, so that we see the shifting overall patterns of the war as well as the experience of the common soldier on the battlefield. It is unlikely that a better one-volume history of this most fascinating of struggles will ever be written. 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.
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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.

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"A classic work. . . . The best single-volume treatment of the Civil War. . . . A book to own and remember." --Chicago Sun-Times "This book is to Civil War history what War and Peace is to fiction. . . . An outstanding reading experience." --Los Angeles Times "Fresh and distinctive. . . . Reading it is sheer joy." --The New York Times "Bruce Catton is doing the same job on the Civil War that Carl Sandburg did for Lincoln. . . . A magnificent account which reads like a modern Iliad." --The Miami Herald "Catton writes as though he owned the War. It could not be in better hands." --The Little Rock Arkansas Gazette "Racing, exciting narrative. . . . A great book that reflects the full measure of Catton's rare combination of talent as a writer and historian." --The Kansas City Star "The story of the Union in arms comes to life as in no other book on the war as a whole. . . . It is a as a narrative that this book achieves its distinction. From the opening chapter on to the final wonderful picture this story marches along, powerfully, breathlessly but with assurance. . . . A moving and exciting book." --Henry Steele Commager, New York Herald Tribune

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