Grant and lee a study in contrasts by bruce catton

Bruce Catton Prize[ edit ] Sincethe Bruce Catton Prize was awarded for lifetime achievement in the writing of history. Although the book was not a commercial success, it inspired Catton to quit federal employment to become a full-time author.

It received a special Pulitzer Prize citation during Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. It is named for Bruce Catton, prizewinning historian and first editor of American Heritage magazine. The Final FuryCatton offered a slim volume concerning the Battle of Gettysburgdominated by photographs and illustrations.

Dana Professor of History.

It was his first commercially successful work and it won both the Pulitzer Prize for History [2] and a National Book Award for Nonfiction. From tohe worked for the Newspaper Enterprise Association, a Scripps-Howard syndicatefor which he wrote editorials and book reviews, as well as serving as a Washington, D.

The story continued throughending with the Battle of Fredericksburg. In cooperation with American Heritage Publishing Companythe Society of American Historians during initiated the biennial prize that honors an entire body of work.

Oberlin College awarded him an honorary degree in This Hallowed Ground was an account of the war from the Union perspective. Fordwho noted that the author and historian "made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace. As a boy, Catton first heard the reminiscences of the aged veterans who had fought in the Civil War.

Duringhe accepted a position as Director of Information for the War Production Boardand later he had similar jobs in the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior. 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.

We intend to deal with that great, unfinished and illogically inspiring story of the American people doing, being and becoming.

His experiences as a federal employee prepared him to write his first book, The War Lords Of Washington, during In his memoir, Waiting for the Morning TrainCatton explained how their stories made a lasting impression upon him: For the first volume, The Coming FuryCatton discussed the causes of the war, culminating in its first major combat operation, the First Battle of Bull Run.

Lee and the end of the war. For the second volume, Terrible Swift Swordhe discussed both sides as they mobilize for a massive war effort. In The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil WarCatton wrote the accompanying narrative to a book that included more than paintings and period photographs.

No one ever wrote American history with more easy grace, beauty and emotional power, or greater understanding of its meaning, than Bruce Catton. For the third volume, Never Call Retreatthe war continued through the battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburgand the bloody struggles of and before the final surrender.

In Two Roads to Sumterwritten 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: Patten Catton, and raised in Benzonia, Michigan.

Unlike his previous trilogy, these books emphasized not only military topics, but social, economic, and political topics as well. Toward the end of his life, Catton published Michigan: In the first issue, he wrote: Grant in Virginia from to the end of the war during Our American heritage is greater than any one of us.

It can express itself in very homely truths; in the end it can lift up our eyes beyond the glow in the sunset skies. In Banners at Shenandoah: Grant and the American Military TraditionCatton writes what many consider one of the best short biographies of the general.

Other Civil War books In addition to these three important trilogies, Catton wrote extensively about the Civil War throughout his career.

Oliver Jensen, who succeeded him as editor of the magazine American Heritage, wrote:“Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts,” written by Bruce Catton compares and contrasts the lives and characteristics of two Civil War leaders/5(1). “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.

“grant and lee: a study in contrasts” by Bruce Catton When Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a modest house at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9,to work out the terms for the surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, a great chapter on American life came to a close, and a great new chapter began.

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Charles Bruce Catton (October 9, – August 28, ) In Grant Takes Command (), Catton discussed Grant's career from the Battle of Chattanooga () through the Virginia campaigns against Robert E.

Jun 04,  · Bruce Catton's, "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts () compares two vastly different American Generals, who shared one unyielding killarney10mile.com E. Lee, was of the old age of chivalry.

An aristocrat, stuck in the ideals of the privileged upperclassmen, who had no desire for change. Grant and Lee: A study in Contrasts Bruce Catton When Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a modest house at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9,to work out the terms for the surrender of Lee's Army.

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