First released in 1955, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton's vintage account of the Civil warfare concurrently captures the dramatic scope and intimate event of that epic fight in a single very good quantity. overlaying occasions from the prelude of the clash to the demise of Lincoln, Catton blends a gripping narrative with deep, but unassuming, scholarship to carry the warfare alive at the web page in a virtually novelistic means. it really is this reward for narrative that led modern critics to match this publication to battle and Peace, and make contact with it a "modern Iliad." Now over fifty years outdated, This Hallowed flooring continues to be one of many best-loved and popular basic Civil battle books: an ideal advent to readers starting their exploration of the clash, in addition to an exciting research and reimagining of its occasions for knowledgeable scholars of the warfare.
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