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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (470 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Catton Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Centennial History of the Civil War Trilogy Release Date:
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The final work in this series begins in December of 1862. Four months before, the Union Army tasted long-awaited victory at the bloody battle of Antietam. Grant continued on towards Vicksburg, Mississippi. The grim battles that lay ahead would be costly: the Vicksburg campaign, Chattanooga, the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Atlanta and the March to the Sea, the siege of Petersburg. There would be two and a half more years of war before Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, followed by Lincoln’s death just six days later.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “An eloquent ending to one of the great historical accomplishments of our time…[It] will have an enduring place in our national records.”

    New York Times

  • “A distinguished and moving narrative of the last years of the Civil War…Great history written in a grand style…Outstanding.”

    New York Herald

  • “Summons…the urgencies and agonies of battle, the intricate maneuvers of command, the terrible trials of leaders tested by fire, whether at the front or at the capitals…Catton’s hand at the helm of this book is marked by a sureness drawn from the certainty of well-sifted knowledge: he has reviewed and recollected in tranquility all the moves on the board and compassed them, with a superb command, marked by balance and clarity.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Greg | 10/27/2013

    " Catton's three-volume history of the Civil War is excellent: detailed, nuanced, and highly readable; history written for adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard | 4/20/2013

    " Potentially factually thin in a couple of places (George Thomas messing up a map? Really?) and perhaps a little too generous of spirit toward many of the generals, but still an absolutely elegant read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave | 4/18/2013

    " A bit of a slog but I understand much more about the Civil War and especially Lincoln now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 3/31/2013

    " Only the Gettysburg portion, in preparation for an upcoming trip and because my husband the historian criticized the movie "Gettysburg" as superficial and misleading. However it seemed to me that the film took much of its dialogue straight from Catton. "

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About the Author
Author Bruce Catton

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.