The Centennial of the Civil War was memorialized from 1961 to 1965 Publication of Bruce Catton s trilogy highlighted this era Unlike his previous trilogy, these books focused not only on military topics, but on social, economic political topics as well.The Coming Fury 1961 Explores the causes events leading to the start of the war, culminating in its 1st major combat, the 1st Battle of Bull Run.Terrible Swift Sword 1963 Both sides mobilize for a massive war effort the story continues thru 1862, ending with the Battle of Fredericksburg.Never Call Retreat 1965 The war continues thru Vicksburg, Gettysburg the bloody struggles of 1864 65 before the final surrender....
|Title||:||The centennial history of the Civil War., 3 Vol Set, (Vol I: The coming fury, Vol II: Terrible swift sword, Vol III: Never call|
|Publisher||:||Doubleday First Edition edition 1961|
|Number of Pages||:||268 Pages|
|File Size||:||990 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The centennial history of the Civil War., 3 Vol Set, (Vol I: The coming fury, Vol II: Terrible swift sword, Vol III: Never call Reviews
“The Coming Fury” is the first volume of Bruce Catton’s Centennial of the Civil War trilogy, which was originally published between 1961 and 1965.
This trilogy by Bruce Catton is without question some of the finest history ever written. Catton knew the subject cold, and he possessed the historical perspective and literary skill to relate it. There may likely be no other historical work that blends so seamlessly and beautifully both historical narrative and historical analysis, and he accomplishes this task with an historical objectivity that is truly stunning.
Just one of two excellent trilogies on the Civil War by Bruce Catton. If Catton wrote menus I'd read those too. The books are older but rarely ever feel like it. I added the Audible narration to the first 2 books in the series ("Coming Fury", "Terrible Swift Sword"), and enjoy listening to them.
This is the third of Bruce Catton's three book Centennial history of the Civil War. While one can treat the books as independent, I strongly suggest reading the books in sequence.
This is a classic series I read when I was a teenager. I can't say enough about Bruce Catton. (The condition of the used books, however, was not as expected. But then the price was right so you get what you pay for.) If you have never read Catton and you are at all interested in the Civil War, dive in. He is extremely articulate. It's almost akin to poetry. Along with Shelby Foote, the best general narratives of the Civil War if you like a good story told exceedingly well. Newer research may prove to be more accurate in the finest possible points but for a writer using all the documents available in the 60's, this is the very finest Civil War writing you will find.