A Patriotic Pick: January 2021
“Centennial History of the Civil War” by Bruce Catton

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.

 
 

 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Patriotic Picks is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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