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by Oliver Jensen

  • ISBN: 038515609X
  • Author: Oliver Jensen
  • ePub ver: 1585 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition (October 1983)
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  • Category: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
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The book concludes with an excerpt from Mr. Catton’s book, Waiting for the Night Train, which focuses on his memories of his father’s last few years.

Much of the book covers the Civil War (Catton’s expertise), but one would be remiss to skip Chapter 1 – Morning Train, which is a brief history of Mr. Catton’s early life, and written by the author. The book concludes with an excerpt from Mr. It provides a fitting ending to a memorable book.

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Magazine article American Heritage. Bruce Catton's America . We celebrate one of America's greatest historians with an anthology of his writing. Proving that statement, this book is a collection of excerpts from Canton's various writings, mostly about the Civil War but also some poignant recollections of his boyhood in Michigan. There is a magical power of imagination in Catton's work.

Bruce Catton, Oliver Jensen (1993). Bruce Catton's America: Selections from His Greatest Works, Promontory. Here was the greatest and most moving chapter in American history, a blending of meanness and greatness, an ending and a beginning. Track, Steel, Shining.

Bruce Catton's friend and associate for many years, Oliver Jensen, has assembled this volume of selections of Catton's works - as. .Although best known as the greatest writer on the Civil War, he had wide-ranging interests.

Bruce Catton's friend and associate for many years, Oliver Jensen, has assembled this volume of selections of Catton's works - as a memorial to the man and a tribute to the historian. The excerpts chosen for Bruce Catton's America include portions of A Stillness at Appomattox, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; The American Heritage History of the Civil War, awarded a special Pulitzer Prize Citation; and representative selections from many other books and articles. The book also includes several previously unpublished pieces.

Source: Bruce Cattons America: selections from his greatest works. David Herbert Lawrence English writer 1885-1930.

Catton's works - as a memorial to the man and a tribute to the historian

Catton's works - as a memorial to the man and a tribute to the historian.

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Comments (7)

Yojin
Bruce Catton is a premier historian of the 20th century and if you haven’t yet read the works of this Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author, then start with this one—and get ready for a treat. Many scholars and writers agree that Catton was the foremost authority on the American Civil War, in part because his stories read like he was there.

The only son in his family who didn’t become a minister, Catton grew up in Michigan at a time when Civil War veterans were still around. As a kid, he heard their many stories until he said it felt the war had taken place just a few years earlier in the next county. He soaked up their words and immersed himself in books and studied old Civil War photos until he admitted that could probably “recognize people on the streets of Washington in 1860 better than 1960”.

Fortunately for readers of great literature, Catton was much more than simply a brilliant Civil War historian. This compilation attests to that. For me, a child of television, the beauty of his words reminds me of those great CBS programs about life in America hosted by Charles Kuralt or narration at the end of “The Walton’s” by Earl Hamner. This is rich, enjoyable reading by a national treasure and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It’s the kind of book that takes one away from their daily grind and transports them to the times and places of Catton’s subjects. It truly a pleasure to read.
Huston
If you’ve never read anything written by Bruce Catton, you couldn’t do better than beginning with this book. Mr. Catton doesn’t simply rehash history, he brings it to life in a way that makes you feel like you are there, deftly inserted into the action.

This book is a collection of items previously authored by Mr. Catton. Editor Oliver Jensen explains in the Introduction that he wanted to present examples of Bruce Catton’s best work without feeling that he had to include any of the “…chapters, articles, or speeches in their entirety.” Much of the book covers the Civil War (Catton’s expertise), but one would be remiss to skip Chapter 1 – Morning Train, which is a brief history of Mr. Catton’s early life, and written by the author. It is a wonderful remembrance of his youth, ending with an appropriate section concerning the Civil War veterans he had known in his home town. You will be rewarded with portents of his writing style, such as this entry describing America moving into the 20th century:

“On the eve of this terrible century of mass slaughter and wholesale collapse, of concentration camps and bombing raids, of cities gone to ruin and race relations grown desperate and poisonous, of the general collapse of all accepted values and the unendurable tension of the age of nuclear fission – on the eve of all of this, it was possible, even inevitable, for many people to be optimistic. The world was about to take off its mask, and our worst nightmares did not warn us what we were going to see.”

It is this same skilled description that escorts us through the Civil War, where we meet heroes and villains, generals and politicians. Mr. Jensen briefly introduces each chapter before allowing the author to introduce us to the many different (and interesting) stories of this war between the states. It would be impossible for any reader not to gain a deeper insight into the reasons for this war, as well as learn more about the personalities of the leading as well as the bit players. There are countless anecdotes relating incidents about household names (Grant, Lincoln, etc.) as well as nameless men who, for different reasons, grabbed their guns and marched off to fight. At times the book reads like an exciting novel, and it almost feels disappointing when a chapter comes to an end.

The book concludes with an excerpt from Mr. Catton’s book, “Waiting for the Night Train,” which focuses on his memories of his father’s last few years. It provides a fitting ending to a memorable book. Five stars.
Mysterious Wrench
Bruce Catton's America is excellent and a joy to read because it is so well written. This book is a collection from some of his many historical
pieces about American and should be read by every American. His genre is biographical, autobiographical, and historical mainly the civil war.
His writings are so well done that the scenes make you feel you are really there and the characters are real. I just could not put the book down.
I learned a lot about America and highly recommend it all. Regardless of what you like to read you will not be sorry to read this book.
riki
This book will not satisfy a reader who wants to read specifically about the Civil War. But it will give a reader a lot of insights into the interests and writings of a memorable historian. At least for people like me, for whom Catton is the gold standard of Civil War writers.
Burirus
The author has mingled facts concerning famous persons along with facts concerning unknown persons to produce a story that is spellbinding. His very descriptive facts enliven the story masterfully. I highly recommend this book.
OTANO
Bruce Catton is one of the finest historical authors ever. I just love his work and have been reading it for years. This is a short edition but well written.
Joni_Dep
I remember a high school classmate, back in the day, with a paperback version of “A Stillness at Appomattox” and, understanding the allusion, told myself I must read it one day. I did, and read several more of his works. This is a very fine sampler; it showcases his greatness As a writer of history he has no peer.
An interesting collection of anecdotes and insights into a variety of topics, not really meant to be a history as a view of Americana that appears to be diminishing- but disappearing.

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