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by Bruce Catton

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Infinitely readable and absorbing, Bruce Catton's The Civil War is one of the best-selling, most widely read general histories of the war available in a single volume. Newly 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... ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 21, 2015 |
The best history out there on the Army of the Potomac. It is a literate and wide-ranging look at the history of that Army. It also pulls few punches. More than most Civil War history, it drifts into the social and political realms, vice the purely military. ( )
  RobertP | Jul 19, 2010 |
The Army of the Potomac series chronicles the story of that army from its beginnings under George B. McClellan through its various commanders, to its use as the chief instrument in the defeat of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Catton gives considerable attention to the suffering of the common soldier and his desire for a worthy leader. Though the quantity of Civil War histories and writers has exploded, for me, at least, Catton remains the gold standard for narrators of this great conflict. ( )
  ksmyth | Oct 8, 2005 |
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The single-volume edition of this LT Work, Bruce Catton's Civil War, includes three Bruce Catton titles: Mr. Lincoln's Army (1951), Glory Road (1952), and A Stillness at Appomattox (1953). Together, these constitute Catton's first Civil War trilogy, "The Army of the Potomac."

The single-volume edition should be distinguished from the 3-volume, boxed set of the same title, which reprints Catton's second Civil War trilogy, "Centennial History of the Civil War."
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