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This third volume of the Army of the Potomac trilogy relates the final year of the Civil War.

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Utilizing various collections of unpublished letters written by soldiers, personal diaries of spouses and relatives, memoirs of soldiers and their families, and official war records, Catton follows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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • “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.”

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  • 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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