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The centennial history of the Civil War

Author: Bruce Catton
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1961-65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Volume 1: "The coming fury" describes the people and politics, social and economic forces which came together to drive the nation apart, from a political convention in Charleston in 1860 through the first, stunning impact of the Battle of Bull Run.
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Genre/Form: History
Alternative histories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978.
Centennial history of the Civil War.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1961-65
(OCoLC)558074818
Online version:
Catton, Bruce, 1899-1978.
Centennial history of the Civil War.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1961-65
(OCoLC)608485308
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Catton
OCLC Number: 445159
Description: 3 volumes : color illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1: The coming fury --
Springtime of decision --
Down a steep place --
The long farewell --
Two presidents --
Into the unknown --
The way of revolution --
To the fiery altar. --
v. 2: Terrible swift sword --
The leaders and the led --
A vast future also --
The military paradox --
Stride of a giant --
Turning point --
Unlimited war --
Thenceforward and forever. --
v. 3: Never call retreat --
In the rapids --
Parting of the red sea waves --
Remorseless revolutionary struggle --
In letters of blood --
The impossibilities --
Act of faith --
His almost chosen people.
Other Titles: Coming fury.
Terrible swift sword.
Never call retreat.
Responsibility: E.B. Long, director of research.

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Volume 1: "The coming fury" describes the people and politics, social and economic forces which came together to drive the nation apart, from a political convention in Charleston in 1860 through the first, stunning impact of the Battle of Bull Run.

Volume 2: "Terrible swift sword" traces the personalities and actions leading to the Emancipation Proclamation and the removal of General McClellan from command of the North's principal army.

Volume 3: "Never call retreat" carries the war from Fredericksburg, and through many campaigns to the death of Lincoln and the war's end.

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