Reflections on the Civil War

Front Cover
Doubleday, 1981 - History - 246 pages
3 Reviews
The eminent historian's posthumous summation of the Civil War's causes and effects illuminates crucial events and personalities and is complemented by rare, on-the-scene sketches kept by a Union soldier

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: Reflections on the Civil War

User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

This is, in my opinion, the greatest single-volume work about the Civil War ever written. It shows not only the unrivaled knowledge Catton had over the material, but also the heart of why the war was fought in the first place. Highly, highly recommended. Read full review

Review: Reflections on the Civil War

User Review  - Dr. - Goodreads

The best introduction to the subject that exists. Read full review



2 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1981)

Bruce Catton, whose complete name was Charles Bruce Catton, was born in Petoskey, Michigan, in 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. Before his death in 1978, Catton wrote a total of ten books detailing the Civil War, including his last, Grant Takes Command.

Bibliographic information