› 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 … associate professor of history, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1964-1968; 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 … Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, two very … The prize consisted of a certificate and $2,500. Charles A. Dana professor of history, Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1969-1980; In America Goes to War (1958), Catton made the case that the American Civil War was one of the first total wars. (The story of America, from Columbus & the Colonial Age th...). From 1961 to 1965, the Centennial of the Civil War was commemorated, and Catton published his Centennial History of the Civil War trilogy. His father was a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching position in Benzonia Academy and later became the academy's headmaster. 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. *FREE* shipping on eligible orders. In Gettysburg: The Final Fury (1974), Catton offered a slim volume concerning the Battle of Gettysburg, dominated by photographs and illustrations. The story of America, from Columbus & the Colonial Age through the War of 1812. His father was a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching position in Benzonia Academy and later became the academy's headmaster. Shows edge wear. [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.". Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Maryland., 1951; 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. emeritus educator. [5], At the start of World War II, Catton was too old for military service. [3] Catton tried twice to complete his studies, but found himself repeatedly distracted by his newspaper work. Of the many Civil War historians, Catton was arguably the most prolific and popular. 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 . Catton, William Bruce, 1926- Two roads to Sumter, by William and Bruce Catton. 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. Bruce and William Catton write about two Kentucky born personas whose paths diverge and then converge further down the road. 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]. [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. Dust jacket soiled and chipped. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica (2015). (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. Catton 's Centennial history of the United States, 1945-1946, Inc. William Bruce was born on March 21 1926... Commercial success, it inspired Catton to quit federal employment to become a full-time author too... 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