Served with Army of the United States, 1945-1946. Two Roads to Sumter [Catton, William, Catton, Bruce] on Amazon.com.au. List Price: $25.00. [3] Catton tried twice to complete his studies, but found himself repeatedly distracted by his newspaper work. professor, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1968-1980; [3], The Bruce Catton Collection is housed in the Archives of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina.[15]. In addition to Civil War histories, Catton published other books, including The War Lords Of Washington (1948), an account of Washington, D.C., during World War II, based on his experiences in the federal government, Four Days: The Historical Record Of The Death Of President Kennedy (1964), a 144-page collaboration of the American Heritage magazine and United Press International on the John F. Kennedy assassination, and Waiting for the Morning Train (1972), about the author's Michigan boyhood. historian in residence, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1980-1984; For the first volume, The Coming Fury (1961), Catton discussed the causes of the war, culminating in its first major combat operation, the First Battle of Bull Run. instructor, U. Documents of Bruce Catton. This Hallowed Ground (1956) was an account of the war from the Union perspective. As a boy, Catton first heard the reminiscences of the aged veterans who had fought in the Civil War. William Bruce Catton 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 . Once logged in, you can add biography in the database, historian At the start of World War II, Catton was too old for military service. [7] The three volumes were later (1988) reissued as a single volume reprint titled, Bruce Catton's Civil War. Bruce Catton died of a respiratory illness at the age of 78 on August 28, 1978, in Frankfort, Michigan, half a dozen miles from his boyhood home in Benzonia. His experiences as a federal employee prepared him to write his first book, The War Lords Of Washington, during 1948. *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. Catton, William Bruce was born on March 21, 1926 in Cleveland. Catton was born in Petoskey, Michigan, to George R. and Adela M. (Patten) Catton, and raised in Benzonia. Her father, William, and her Uncle Bruce had always been close — they enlisted together in the Navy during World War I, cutting short their studies at Oberlin College, though neither man saw combat. (The story of America, from Columbus & the Colonial Age th...). Click here for the lowest price. This book is the final installment of Bruce Catton's Centennial History of the Civil War trilogy. "The Bold And Magnificent Dream" is Catton stepping back from his bailiwick to … Oberlin College awarded him an honorary degree in 1956. After serving briefly with the United States Navy during World War I,[3] Catton became a reporter and editor for the newspapers The Cleveland News (as a freelance reporter), the Boston American (1920–1924), and the Cleveland The Plain Dealer (1925). Son of Bruce and Hazel (Cherry) Catton. He won a Pulitzer Prize during 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox,[2] his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia.[3]. They had one son: William Bruce Catton. [1] Known as a narrative historian, Catton … A first-rate military history of the Amer. In Grant Moves South (1960), Catton discussed the increasing experience of Grant as a military commander, from victories at the Battle of Fort Henry and the Battle of Fort Donelson, to the Battle of Shiloh and the Vicksburg Campaign. From 1961 to 1965, the Centennial of the Civil War was commemorated, and Catton published his Centennial History of the Civil War trilogy. Revolution, & the achievement of George Washington. … As a boy, Bruce first heard the reminiscences of the aged veterans who had fought in the Civil War. The American Heritage Picture History of The Civil War [2 Volumes] Bruce Catton $4.89 - $5.09 emeritus educator. For the second volume, Terrible Swift Sword (1963), he discussed both sides as they mobilize for a massive war effort. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0756759692/?tag=prabook0b-20, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01182MCS6/?tag=prabook0b-20, ( Bruce Catton, a Yankee-born prolific writer on the Civil War whose anthology "A Stillness At Appomattox" won him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday at 78, hospital officials said. Several former colleagues contributed to an appreciation in American Heritage that winter. Maryland., 1955-1958; “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts,” written by Bruce Catton compares and contrasts the characteristics and lives of two leaders of the Civil War. Although the book was not a commercial success, it inspired Catton to quit federal employment to become a full-time author. … Bruce Catton in Daily News - Aug 29 1978 Kentucky Newspapers, 1848-2009 By showing how these two major figures--both Kentucky-born--developed divergent attitudes, the Cattons simultaneously reveal why the North and South became increasingly isolated from each other during the 1850s, and why war became inevitable. Catton, William Bruce was born on March 21, 1926 in Cleveland. Past winners include William Carlos Williams, Bruce Catton, Theodore Roethke, Katherine Anne Porter, Edward Seidensticker, Flannery O’Connor, Lewis Thomas, and Madeleine L’Engle. 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(Using the early lives and careers of Abraham Lincoln and ...), Bold And Magnificent Dream, The: America's Founding Years 1492-18, Two Roads to Sumter: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the March to Civil War, Two Roads to Sumter: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the March to Civil War by William Catton (2003-11-01), Two Roads to Sumter: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the March to the Civil War, Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492-1815, Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492-1815 by Bruce Catton, William Bruce Catton (1978) Hardcover, American Epoch: A History of the United States Since 1900 : An Era of Total War and Uncertain Peace 1936-1985. Served with Army of the United States, 1945-1946. New York, McGraw-Hill [1963] Catton wrote in his memoir, Waiting for the Morning Train(1972), that their stories made a lasting impression upon him, giving: Catton attended Oberlin Colle… During the early 1950s, Catton published three books known collectively as the Army of the Potomac trilogy, a history of that army. For the third volume, Never Call Retreat (1965), the war continued through the battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg, and the bloody struggles of 1864 and 1865 before the final surrender. His father was a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching position in Benzonia Academy and later became the academy's headmaster. continent. His experiences as a federal employee prepared him to write his first book, The War Lords Of Washington, during 1948. Bruce Catton, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for history and the National Book Award teamed up with his son, William Catton a history professor at Middlebury College to present a very literate, enjoyable, … In The American Heritage Short History of the Civil War (1960), Catton offers a narrative that discussed the military and political aspects of the war. It covered the period from late 1862 to the surrender of Lee's army and Lincoln's assassination in April 1865 to … In U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition (1954), Catton writes what many consider one of the best short biographies of the general. Leads us through the debates between the followers of Hamilton & Jefferson -- a political & spiritual conflict that would always shape the American experience. It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies.[5]. › Find signed collectible books by 'William Bruce Catton' American epoch: A history of the United States since 1900 (Their American Epoch, a History of the United States Since 1900 ; V. 1) ISBN … There is a near-magic power of imagination in Catton's work that seemed to project him physically into the battlefields, along the dusty roads and to the campfires of another age. Toward the end of his life, Catton published Michigan: A Bicentennial History (1976) and The Bold & Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492–1815 (1978). Although the book was not a commercial success, it inspired Catton to quit federal employment to become a full-time author.[6]. Ken Burns's television documentary The Civil War was based partly on Bruce Catton's books, and resulted in a revival of interest in his histories. Bruce Catton was a prose stylist among historians, drawing poetry from the carnage that was the American Civil War. William Robert Catton, Jr., who lived from 1926 – 2015, was an American sociologist. In addition, he has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and book reviews. 1 child, David Bruce. In 1954, Catton accepted the position as founding editor of the new magazine American Heritage. In cooperation with American Heritage Publishing Company, the Society of American Historians during 1984 initiated the biennial prize that honors an entire body of work. emeritus educator. Two Roads to Sumter: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the March to the Civil War by William Catton, Bruce Catton and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at … Hardcover Oct 1978. William and Bruce Catton TWO ROADS TO SUMTER Vintage Copy Hardcover New York McGraw-Hill Book Company 1963 Very Good+ in a Good dust jacket. American writer Gore Vidal, whose essays primarily concern the history of the United States and its society, criticizes Catton for a hagiographic approach to writing about prominent Americans of the past, calling him "that ubiquitous clone of Parson Weems." The story continued through 1862, ending with McClellan's dismissal after the Battle of Antietam. Son of Bruce and Hazel (Cherry) Catton. In America Goes to War (1958), Catton made the case that the American Civil War was one of the first total wars. Since 1984, the Bruce Catton Prize was awarded for lifetime achievement in the writing of history. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1959. In The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (1960), Catton wrote the accompanying narrative to a book that included more than 800 paintings and period photographs. Vividly describes the vigorous movement to independence, & show how the concepts of human equality & liberty were translated into the formal workings of popular government. chairman division social science, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1969-1978; The book tells of the rise of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, … 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. Two Roads to Sumter: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and the March to the Civil War by William Catton, Bruce Catton and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at … The prize was awarded to Dumas Malone (1984), C. Vann Woodward (1986), Richard B. Morris (1988), Henry Steele Commager (1990), Edmund S. Morgan (1992), John Hope Franklin (1994), Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1996), Richard N. Current (1998), Bernard Bailyn (2000), Gerda Lerner (2002), David Brion Davis (2004), and David Herbert Donald (2006).[16]. Married F. Lynn Casman, 1978. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, two very … Charles Bruce Catton was born in Petoskey, Michigan, to George R. and Adela M. (Patten) Catton, and raised in Benzonia, Michigan. Dust jacket soiled and chipped. William R. Catton, Jr.-- one of the most significant and influential ecological thinkers of the past century -- died last month, just shy of his 89th birthday.Catton was an inspiration to a host of … [14], During 1977, the year before his death, Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's greatest civilian honor, from President Gerald R. Ford, who noted that the author and historian "made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace.". Two Roads to Sumter [11][13] He was buried in Benzonia Township Cemetery in Benzie County, Michigan. In Gettysburg: The Final Fury (1974), Catton offered a slim volume concerning the Battle of Gettysburg, dominated by photographs and illustrations. Although his books were researched well and included footnotes, they were not generally presented in a rigorous academic style. Discount prices on books by William Catton, including titles like Conditions And Prospects Of Farming, Dairying, And Fruit Growing In Western Australia. [5] Catton served initially as a writer, reviewer, and editor. It is named for Bruce Catton, prizewinning historian and first editor of American Heritage magazine. Prabook is a registered trademark of World Biographical Encyclopedia, Inc. William Bruce Catton, historian, emeritus educator. Our American heritage is greater than any one of us. After the publication of Captain Sam Grant (1950) by historian and biographer Lloyd Lewis, Catton wrote the second and third volumes of this trilogy, making extensive use of Lewis's historical research, provided by his widow, Kathryn Lewis, who personally selected Catton to continue her husband's work. [1] 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. [8] (Weems is remembered primarily for his whitewashed paeans to the Founding Fathers.) Bruce passed away on month day 1978, at age 78. William Robert Catton Jr. (January 15, 1926 – January 5, 2015) was an American sociologist best known for his scholarly work in environmental sociology and human ecology. In addition to these three important trilogies, Catton wrote extensively about the Civil War throughout his career. [11] During 1926, they had a son, William Bruce Catton, who taught history at Princeton University and at Middlebury College, Vermont, where he was the first Charles A. Dana Professor of History. During 1941, he accepted a position as Director of Information for the War Production Board, and later he had similar jobs in the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior. Examines the ideological, economic, & social forces that led to the establishment of European colonies on the N. Amer. Bruce and William Catton write about two Kentucky born personas whose paths diverge and then converge further down the road. The story of America, from Columbus & the Colonial Age through the War of 1812. assistant professor, Princeton, 1961-1964; Maps. Charles Bruce Catton, who lived from 1899 –1978, was an American historian and journalists. For Mr. Lincoln's Army (1951), the first volume, Catton recounted the army's formation, the command of George B. McClellan, the Peninsula Campaign, the Northern Virginia Campaign, and the Battle of Antietam. For the second volume, Glory Road (1952), Catton recounted the army's history with new commanding generals, from the Battle of Fredericksburg to the Battle of Gettysburg. Charles A. Dana professor of history, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1969-1980; correspondent. Master of Arts, University Maryland., 1952; Historian, author, editor, Bruce Catton (1899-1978) is best known for his two Civil War trilogies -- The Army of the Potomac and The Centennial History of the Civil War.Born in Petoskey, Catton spent most … associate professor of history, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1964-1968; In Grant Takes Command (1969), Catton discussed Grant's career from the Battle of Chattanooga (1863) through the 1864 Virginia campaigns against Robert E. Lee and the end of the war. Unlike his previous trilogy, these books emphasized not only military topics, but social, economic, and political topics as well. Using the early lives and careers of Abraham Lincoln an...). Of the many Civil War historians, Catton was arguably the most prolific and popular. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1842122908/?tag=prabook0b-20, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0075550369/?tag=prabook0b-20, (The Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years,...), The Bold and Magnificent Dream: America's Founding Years, 1492-1815, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RJQTKY/?tag=prabook0b-20, historian In Two Roads to Sumter (1963), written with his son William, Catton recounted the 15 years prior to the war, as considered from the points of view of the two main politicians involved in the conflict: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. professor emeritus, Middlebury (Vermont) College, since 1984. His family moved to Washington, D.C., when his father accepted an editorial position with the Newspaper Enterprise … Catton was known primarily for his 1980 book, Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. Catton, William Bruce, 1926- Two roads to Sumter, by William and Bruce Catton. From 1926 to 1941, he worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association, a Scripps-Howard syndicate), for which he wrote editorials and book reviews, as well as serving as a Washington, D.C. Conclude with an account of the War of 1812. Using the early lives and careers of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as theme and framework, two of America's finest historians outline each step in the tragic march to the Civil War. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica (2015). David McCullough, the author and historian, may have summed up Catton… instructor, Princeton, 1958-1961; [12], Bruce Catton died in a hospital near his summer home at Frankfort, Michigan, after a respiratory illness. It received a special Pulitzer Prize citation during 1961. Author, Historian. Winners of the … Cherry. The father/son authors … [5], At the start of World War II, Catton was too old for military service. William Bruce Catton was born on March 21, 1926, in Cleveland, Ohio. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Maryland., 1951; Vidal groups Catton with American historians who "...never accept as a fact anything that might obscure those figures illuminated by the high noon of Demos..." [9] As an example, he cites Catton's dismissal of stories related to Grant's alcohol consumption during the Civil War, and places Catton "...in Parson Weems land where all our presidents were good and some were great and none ever served out his term without visibly growing in office." [10], On August 16, 1925, Catton married Hazel H. His father was a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching position in Benzonia Academy and later became the academy's headmaster. The prize consisted of a certificate and $2,500. I think I was always subconsciously driven by an attempt to restate that faith and to show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what a great many young men on both sides felt and believed and were brave enough to do.[4]. During 1941, he accepted a position as Director of Information for the War Production Board, and later he had similar jobs in the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior. It was his first commercially successful work and it won both the Pulitzer Prize for History[2] and a National Book Award for Nonfiction. Catton wrote three other books, including From Animistic to Naturalistic Sociology and his 2009 book Bottleneck: Humanity's Impending Impasse. Teaching assistant, Northwestern University, 1953-1954; In the first issue, he wrote: We intend to deal with that great, unfinished and illogically inspiring story of the American people doing, being and becoming. Also captured: the epic sweep of the era, with its great new railroads, land-hungry westward expansion, and developing industrial and agricultural empires. William Bruce Catton has been listed as a noteworthy historian, emeritus educator by Marquis Who's Who. Oliver Jensen, who succeeded him as editor of the magazine American Heritage, wrote: No one ever wrote American history with more easy grace, beauty and emotional power, or greater understanding of its meaning, than Bruce Catton. A prolific and popular American Civil War historian, he is best remembered for his books on the American Civil War, and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1954 for "A Stillness at Appomattox." Bruce Catton, William Bruce Catton. Shows edge wear. For his final volume of the trilogy, A Stillness at Appomattox (1953), Catton recounted the campaigns of Ulysses S. Grant in Virginia from 1864 to the end of the war during 1865. 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