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Phoenix: Terrible Swift Sword: Volume Two in the American Civil War Trilogy. Released in 1961 and 1963, respectively, these are the first two volumes in Catton's exhaustive trilogy on the Civil War. Fury traces the events that led to war during the 12 months prior to actual.

Ships from and sold by Bokonon Books. Fury traces the events that led to war during the 12 months prior to actual combat. Sword dissects the combatants reassessment of their positions and strategies during early skirmishes. Bruce Catton was born in 1899.

Sword dissects the combatants reassessment of their positions and strategies during early skirmishes. As a child living in a small town in Michigan, Catton was stimulated by the reminiscences of the Civil War that he heard from local veterans. If you are at all interested in the Civil War, Bruce Catton's 3 Volumes remain by far the best written survey of the war. Shelby Foote may have more detail, but as a prose stylist he cannot hold a candle to Catton. I have owned Catton's works for 45 years and I still read and re-read them.

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Terrible Swift Sword book. The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively. In Terrible Swift Sword, Bruce Catton tells the story of the Civil War as never before-of two turning points which changed the scope and meaning of the war. First, he descr The second episode in this award-winning trilogy impressively shows how the Union and Confederacy, slowly and inexorably, reconciled themselves to an all-out war-an epic struggle for freedom.

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Charles Bruce Catton (October 9, 1899 – August 28, 1978) was an American historian and journalist, known best for his books concerning the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring interesting characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts, dates, and analyses.

Terrible Swift Sword is Volume Two of a projected three volume work, The . Each book in the series may be read and understood separately.

Terrible Swift Sword is Volume Two of a projected three volume work, The Centennial History of the Civil War. The first volume, The Coming Fury, was published in 1961. The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War, already published, with a narrative by Mr. Catton, is an illustrated volume which is a graphic companion volume to this series.

Bruce Catton was born in 1899. While he was employed as a reporter for the Boston American, the Cleveland News, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1920-26), Catton continued his lifelong study of the Civil War period. His education at Oberlin College, Ohio, was interrupted by two years of naval service in World War I and was subsequently abandoned for a career in journalism.

In The Coming Fury, the first volume of this magnificent American Civil War trilogy, Bruce Catton described the forces that combined to tear the United States apart-a portrait of a gathering storm finally erupting at Bull Run. Now

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Maman
This is the second 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.

Catton has the ability to bring you into the "back then" of the war. While most significant battles and generals are meticulously covered (as Catton is wont to do), the author also spends time describing the day to day life of soldiers from both sides. That life by the way -- was not unlike the hard lives of George Washington's soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

The rise and fall of several Union generals is detailed as is the frustration of Commander-In-Chief Lincoln. The lack of progress in prosecuting the war, and the political intrigue that forced him to make appointments of incompetents with "pull" to key positions in the administration was sadly necessary so as to maintain the loyalty of state governors and legislators who were their sponsors.

Given multi-state armies on the Union side, we begin to see the United States as a singular entity rather than a unified group of independent states. This has been widely noted and explains how the balance of power shifted from the states to Washington DC. The reader can make a personal judgment as to how the impact of that change has benefitted or hurt the nation.
Atineda
Absolutely one of the BEST books (this review can apply to the entire trilogy that includes The Coming Fury #1 and Terrible Swift Sword #3) on the Civil War timeline I have read. ...and I've read quite a few. The scope and countless facets of this American Tragedy is put forth in a superb manner. I love these books so much have read these books twice now. They are written in a style that will be acceptable to the scholarly Civil War historian and equally enjoyable for the casual historian ...and even the novice, If one wants Civil War details ...these 3 books will suit nicely.
Zugar
This is the second volume of a three volume set of the Centennial History of the Civil War. Bruce Catton lucidly describes the events from the first Battle of Bull Run to the Battle of Gettysburg. Throughout the book, you gain an insight of the soldiers who fought the battles and the leaders who were not fully in control of the events. Mr. Catton's prose is excellent and he clearly outlines the difficulties faced by the politicians and generals. The description of McClellan is especially poignant in that this was a general who inspired the soldiers of the Army of the Potomac and who clearly loved his soldiers, but lacked the hardness to push a battle to a Union victory.

This book is highly recommended.
Zeks Horde
I started reading this trilogy at the suggestion of a friend who believed it the best history of the Civil War yet written. I agree completely. Seldom have I read any history more balanced and thought-provoking. Catton's views have not only stood the test of time but continue to speak as powerfully to issues facing our country today as they did those of almost 60 years ago when he was writing. If there is such a thing as a timeless work, this is it.
Gold Crown
I have purchased and read several books - Kindle versions -by Bruce Catton about the US Civil War.in the past 6 months and I have enjoyed each one. There is just the right amount of detail to elucidate, illuminate and inform.
Getaianne
Mr. Catton did an excellent job of giving the reader a overview of the most important events in American History in a seamless and broad narrative. Great book for an introduction to a new student of this pivotal time in our history.
Gavinranadar
Bruce Catton writes beautifully. He is still the best historian of the Civil War.
Great book
Terrible Swift Sword (Volume Two in the American Civil War Trilogy) download epub
Americas
Author: Illus. with maps,Bruce Catton
ISBN: 1435117182
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Publisher: Fall River Press; reprint edition (2009)