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Bruce Catton, whose complete name was Charles Bruce Catton, was born in Petoskey, Michigan, on October 9, 1899. A United States journalist and writer, Catton was one of America's most popular Civil War historians. Catton worked as a newspaperman in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, and also held a position at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1948. Catton's best-selling book, A Stillness at Appomattox, a recount of the most spectacular conflicts between Generals Grant and Lee in the final year of the Civil War, earned him a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954. In 1977, the year before his death, Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald R. Ford, who noted that the author and historian "made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace." Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War, including his last, Grant Takes Command. Since 1984, the Bruce Catton Prize was awarded for lifetime achievement in the writing of history. In cooperation with American Heritage Publishing Company, the Society of American Historians in 1984 initiated the biennial prize that honors an entire body of work. It is named for Bruce Catton, prizewinning historian and first editor of American Heritage magazine. The prize consisted of a certificate and 2,500 dollars. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Stillness at Appomattox 1,687 copies, 8 reviews
Mr. Lincoln's Army 1,079 copies, 12 reviews
Glory Road 969 copies, 6 reviews
The Coming Fury 941 copies, 11 reviews
Terrible Swift Sword 872 copies, 7 reviews
Never Call Retreat 749 copies, 7 reviews
Grant Takes Command 676 copies, 2 reviews
Grant Moves South 517 copies, 3 reviews
Gettysburg: The Final Fury 257 copies, 4 reviews
Michigan: A History 81 copies, 3 reviews
Banners at Shenandoah 47 copies, 1 review
American Heritage Magazine Vol 23 No 2 1972 February (Contributor; Senior Editor) 11 copies
THE CIVIL WAR 8 copies
Antietam 5 copies
Shiloh 1 copy
Report of the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy (Afterword, some editions) 845 copies, 7 reviews
Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War (Contributor, some editions) 718 copies, 12 reviews
The American Heritage Book of The Revolution (Introduction, some editions) 584 copies, 4 reviews
The Golden Book of the American Revolution (Introduction) 85 copies, 1 review
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1989 (Author "A Matter of a Salute") 15 copies

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