Series: The Centennial History Of The Civil War

Author: Bruce Catton

Terrible Swift Sword: The Centennial History of the Civil War Series, Volume 2 (2001)
4.31 of 5 Votes: 1
This is the second of Catton's Civil War trilogy, apparently picking up where his first, The Coming Fury, left off (I say apparently because I started with this one). I've never read Catton before but now I'm hooked on his work. He had a wonderful way of writing about history, bringing it to life...
The Coming Fury (2001)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 5
The parallels between this time period and today are chilling. Catton writes about the turmoil following John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry to the first battle of Manassas (Bull Run). It details the process in which Americans fought each other because of greed and a lack of understanding of the ...
Never Call Retreat (2001)
4.33 of 5 Votes: 1
Anyone who has been reading Civil War history for years becomes disillusioned and dismayed, like the combatants themselves, charging when fresh but plodding when weary, yet somehow always renewed for the next battle just over the hill: further explanation. No book, no set of books, no lifetime of...