Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here is one such title, suggested by Grateful American™ Book Prize judge Dr. Peter S. Carmichael, the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College:
The three-volume “Centennial History of the Civil War” by Bruce Catton. Taken together, Catton’s The Coming Fury, Terrible Swift Sword, and Never Call Retreat, written between 1961-1965, comprise a sweeping, detail-rich account of the War Between the States, from its bloody beginnings to its complicated aftermath.
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Published on January 08, 2021