Glory Road

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Doubleday, 1952 - History - 389 pages
23 Reviews
The critical months between the autumn of 1862 and midsummer 1863 is the focus of Glory Road. During this time the outcome of the Civil War is determined, as the battles at Fredericksburg, Rappahannock and Chancellorsville set the state for Union victory as Gettysburg.

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Review: Glory Road (Army of the Potomac #2)

User Review  - Randy - Goodreads

Even if you don't much care about history or Civil War books, this is worth reading. Catton's ability to mix the strategy, tactics, and politics of the war with fascinating minutiae of the ordinary ... Read full review

Review: Glory Road (Army of the Potomac #2)

User Review  - Joe - Goodreads

Glory Road is the author's second book in his "The Army of the Potomac" trilogy. Picking up the narrative with Ambrose Burnside's ascension to the head of the Army, the reader is witness to first the ... Read full review

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Bruce Catton, whose complete name was Charles Bruce Catton, was born in Petoskey, Michigan, on October 9, 1899. A United States journalist and writer, Catton was one of America's most popular Civil War historians. Catton worked as a newspaperman in Boston, Cleveland, and Washington, and also held a position at the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1948. Catton's best-selling book, A Stillness at Appomattox, a recount of the most spectacular conflicts between Generals Grant and Lee in the final year of the Civil War, earned him a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1954. In 1977, the year before his death, Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald R. Ford, who noted that the author and historian "made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace." Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War, including his last, Grant Takes Command. Since 1984, the Bruce Catton Prize was awarded for lifetime achievement in the writing of history. In cooperation with American Heritage Publishing Company, the Society of American Historians in 1984 initiated the biennial prize that honors an entire body of work. It is named for Bruce Catton, prizewinning historian and first editor of American Heritage magazine. The prize consisted of a certificate and 2,500 dollars.

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