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Author: Bruce Catton Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Series:The Army of the Potomac Trilogy Release Date: September 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781494574987

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Undoubtedly Bruce Catton's most brilliant book, A Stillness at Appomattox won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. Catton, our foremost Civil War historian, recounts the most spectacular conflicts between Grant and Lee and details the end of hope for the Confederacy.

Utilizing various collections of unpublished letters written by soldiers, personal diaries of spouses and relatives, memoirs of soldiers and their families, and official war records, Catton follows Grant's campaigns from early 1864 to the end of the war, detailing many crucial battles along the way.

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  • “If every historian wrote like Bruce Catton, no one would read fiction. This marvelously well-told account of the final year of the Civil War marches readers from Wilderness, through Petersburg, and finally to the climax at Appomattox. The surrender scene, when Grant and Lee meet at last, is spine tingling. This is the third book of Catton’s Army of the Potomac trilogy. It’s also the best of the bunch, even though the first two, Mr. Lincoln’s Army and Glory Road, are both exceptional. Not to be missed.”

    - Amazon.com, editorial review
  • Here is popular history at its very best---in its historical interest, its skill in storytelling, and its excellent match of the narrator's voice to text and author.

    - AudioFile
  • “Michael Kramer’s fine, elegiac reading of Bruce Catton’s Pulitzer Prize–winning history of the closing months of the Civil War reminds us why Catton is so many readers’ favorite historian. Here is popular history at its very best—in its historical interest, its skill in storytelling, and its excellent match of the narrator’s voice to text and author. Knowing the story already makes it possible to listen to this closing chapter alone and, at the same time, won’t prevent listeners from being on the edge of their seats throughout.”

    - AudioFile


  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for History
  • Winner of the 1954 National Book Award for Nonfiction

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About the Author

Bruce Catton (1899–1978), author and editor, is best known as a Civil War historian. Born in Michigan, he served in the navy and worked for newspapers and the federal government before publishing his first Civil War book, Mr. Lincoln’s Army, at age fifty-one. In 1954, the year he became the editor of American Heritage magazine, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book A Stillness at Appomattox.

About the Narrator

Michael Kramer is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner, a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, and recipient of a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award. He is also an actor and director in the Washington, DC, area, where he is active in the area’s theater scene and has appeared in productions at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Kennedy Center, and Theater J.