Bruce Catton: Mr Lincoln's Army



Bly be prepared for Given the general familiarity of the course of the Civil War to many reader Many years ago my mother belonged to a monthly book club of some kind Among the other cheap pulp paper editions she got were a complete Sherlock Holmes and Bruce Catton s Army of the Potomac consisting of Mr Lincoln s Army Glory Road and A Stillness at Appomattox I think she got them because she thought they would nterest me These b This LOSER is the first of about thirteen books which Bruce Catton wrote about the Civil War during the 1950 s and 1960 s Don t let their original publishing dates bias your opinion of the worth of Catton s books Surely much scholarship has been conducted on the subject since then and a tsunami of Civil War books continues to be published each year However no one has ever written with economy of prose or clearness of thought on the subject than Catton His writings that good Mr Lincoln s Army Home-Ec 101 is the first title of Catton s The Army of the Potomac Trilogy It was followed by Glory Road and A Stillness at Appomattox The latter volume was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize placing Catton among the elite Civil War historical writersCatton 1899 to 1978 was not a professional historian He uit college before graduationn order to join the Navy Exterminating Angel in World War I Between the World Wars he worked as a newspaper journalist and editorn Ohio where he no doubt put the polish on his writing skills He worked for the US government Culture and Customs of Norway in World War II His experiences provided the material for him to write of wartime Washington DCn his first book The Billionaires Secretive Enchantress (The Berutelli Escape, in 1949 He had the book writing bug and decided to write about the subject that fascinated him since his boyhoodThe preface of Mr Lincoln s Army explains why he chosets subject He talks about his boyhood Shake, Rattle and Roll in rural Michigan when he knew a number of old dignified men with long white beards and the appearance of being pillars of the community They had been bornn the pre automobile age their world experiences would not have normally extended than fifty miles from where they were raised Yet as Catton explains they had been everywhere and had seen everything ages ago and nothing that happened since meant as much Catton s adolescent mind couldn t comprehend what these old gentlemen had seen A Private Midnight in their youth but he grew to realize this group of people had been lifted by an experience shared by only a small dwindling number of survivors By their very presence they embodied meaning to the term patriotism but they never discussed their most terrible wartime feelings of war weariness and soul numbing disillusionment p xii feltn places like the Wilderness and Petersburg to young listeners Catton s objective was to shed light on the war which was the biggest experience of our nation s life as The Weavers Idea Book it was of the lives of the veterans he knew way back then and to honor them by writing about what they did The resulting series of books contain outstanding narrative history being based on diaries letters and field reports from contemporaneous sources Mr Lincoln s Army aptly describes the focus of Catton s research The beginning of the Civil War found the new President desperately trying to find leaders to build an army from scratch to fight to preserve the Union What started as a call for states to supply a finite number of volunteer regiments for limited enlistment periods grew very rapidly to the need to field a huge military Readers of Civil War history are aware of Lincoln s trials and tribulations which lasted for several years as he placed a succession of commanding generalsn charge only to be fired for timidness or catastrophically poor judgement This book focuses on the events from the beginning of the war until the late fall of 1862 a period of time marked for The Mission of Mooney Rooney its long series of Union reverses and missed opportunities General George McClellans the dominant figure on either side of the war at this time except for Abraham Lincoln This book The Road to There is a superb recounting of the elevation of this promising officer by Lincoln how he fulfilled his promise by using his unmatched organizational skills to build the Army of the Potomac the armed forcentended to carry the burden of defending the nation s capitol and defeat the main Virginia based Southern army and how he lost the confidence of the President and the government twice through his arrogance belly aching over support for his army when Templars in America it was much better euipped thants foe Used (Getting Inside of V, inability to pursue and destroy his enemy and bring the war to an early conclusion even though he always had forces at his disposal than his enemyA succession of commanding generals would audition for President Lincolnn the course of the war They would usually fail miserably then be replaced Thus Burnside had his Fredericksburg Hooker had his Chancellorsville Meade had his Gettysburg etc At least Gettysburg was considered to be a Union victory but Meade showed himself to be a very good defensive general Inside a Barn in the Country if not an offensive general All of the above were preceded by McClellan who had two shots to become the Union s savior Catton combines his storytelling skill with a solid grasp of the historical facts to present two of the best descriptions you will ever read of the Peninsula Campaign and Antietam He shows how McClennan s excellent planning allowed the Union forces to acuit themselves against the Confederate forces ledn the latter case by the formidable Robert E Lee without the usual resort to detailed regimental dispositions and maps with arrows moving every which way Catton paints a historical picture and lets the reader appreciate the gravity of the events portrayedThis The Simple Guide to Freshwater Aquariums is the first of the works maden the Catton style which provides both satisfying reading and a thirst for of the same. Hting Brigades of the Army of Directed by Kevin R Hershberger With Coby Batty Sam Harrelson John Pagano For the past years the American Athena imagination has been captured by the epic struggles between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac Mr Lincoln's Army Gettysburg the bloodiest battle of the war and Antietam the bloodiest single day were both fought by Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton The Civil War “Mr Lincoln’s Army” by Bruce Catton Abraham Lincoln has watched as the Civil War beginsand raises an army with the first month soldiers He must find the Union Generals who can shape this armyand who can also take the army and destroy the Confederate Army under Robert E Lee as uickly as possible Washington DCs Tales from the Toolbox in peril Bruce Cattons a master Civil War storyteller and brings Mr Lincoln's Army Bruce Catton A vivid account of the early battles first n the Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy “One of America’s foremost Civil War authorities” Kirkus Reviews The first book n Bruce Catton’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy Mr Lincoln’s Army s a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War when a fledgling Union Army took ts stumbling first steps under the Mr Lincoln's Army edition | Open Library Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton unknown edition See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive Mr Lincoln's Army edition | Open Library Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton Doubleday edition Det ordnar sig in English Mr Lincoln’s Army | work by Catton | Britannica Other articles where Mr Lincoln’s Armys discussed Bruce Catton the Army of the Potomac Mr Lincoln’s Army Glory Road and A Stillness at Appomattox The latter earned Catton both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award n Mr Lincoln's Army | Catton Bruce | download Mr Lincoln's Army | Catton Bruce | download | B–OK Download books for free Find books MR Lincoln's Army Bruce Catton Mr LincoKs ARMY Bruce Catton DOUBLEDAY COMPANY INC Garden City N Y COPYRIGHT BY BRUCE CATTON ALL EIGHTS RESERVED PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS GARDEN CITY N Y FIRST EDITION Contents CHAPTER ONE PICTURE BOOK WAR There Was Talk of Treason We Were Never Again Eager You Must Never Be Frightened Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton AbeBooks Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at AbeBookscom Mr Lincoln's Army | eBay Notes Auamarine dustjacket features Lincoln and McClellan seated at table Hard Cover We have books available by this author Release Date Sk.

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I understand the high regard that Bruce Catton commands A nearly perfect history the prose and voice were polished and nteresting high toned while still being collouial and folksy the panoramic view represented at the same time as the anecdotes of at the level of The Homunculus individual soldiers to give a sense of the nature of the action and a light hand on the analysis but willing to give opinions and unifying conclusions from hindsightTold almost entirely from the perspective of the Union and the Army of the Potomac specifically Catton takes us from shortly after First Manassas to themmediate aftermath of the battle of Antietam I d read McPherson s book whose only subject was Antietam and I was left with a muddled Basic BASIC (Hayden computer programming series) impression of the battle as apparently the Federal high command had on that day By contrast Bruce Catton s recitation of the battle was a model of clarity with both light hearted anecdotes the civilian delivering baskets of biscuits and hamn the middle of the action and also with moments of pathos and gravityIf you are Socialist Construction and Marxist Theory interestedn the eastern theater of war you owe The Succubus it to yourself to read this masterpiece of historiography I m looking forward to the next two volumes later this year Well just loved this book not because The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service it seems to be the definitive work on the civil war a great bibliography superb footnotes and fantastic anecdotes but this kind of stuffs just really fascinating to me I think for Dictionary of Misinformation its time 1950 st Rosettas Dress Mess (Tales of Pixie Hollow, is very well researched and just really compacted with relevant data and story lines Caton follows the Army of the potomac from the end of the first battle at Manasses to the end of Antietem and McClellans endAntietem was just a disparaging succession of missed opportunities Catton has a flair for understatement I did have to read this book with an Atlas but that s the wayt Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) isI can t wait for Volumes II and III to find out who wins I am admittedly a Civil War nerd But I also have little patience for the lists of regiments and commanders with confusing battle maps that I can never understand Thank you Bruce Catton for educating me without frustrating meMost of thenteresting Civil War books that I have read most of them reasonably accurate historical fiction have been focussed on the Southern generals Much of this How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 is because the Southern Cause was just generally romantic with personality from their gentlemen generals and livingn Virginia tends to put a definitively LeeJackson focus on history Considering my previous knowledge reading a book about the Army of the Potomac was pretty eye opening In school I always had the Archetype (Archetype, impression that McClellan was a bit of a bumblingdiot and I assumed he was of a political appointment than anything else I had no dea that he was a beloved figure for the troops and had no sense of any romance and glory associated with him I also had never heard just how close to winning the Union came early on n the war The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) it s a little distressing to read some of the obvious mistakes made by the Federal generals Hindsights surely 2020 but t s upsetting to recognize how a decisive victory could have caused the entire war to crumbleGenerally the book was about the people than the troop movements and I appreciate Catton s heavy use of journals and regimental histories The analysis of Antietam got a little too detail oriented for me but I recognize that many people want the history of a battle like that Catton didn t fail to make the battle a human one however and the first hand descriptions of Bloody Lane and the battlefield were chillingMany of the bibliographical notes were nformative and Driven (Full Throttle, interesting I definitely want to learn about the Federalntelligence department that so grossly misinformed McClellan despite their modern Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine infiltration tactics I also love hearing about Lincoln and am always thrilled when Sandburg s books are mentionedIf you re looking to learn about the Civil War I m not sure that you can get enjoyable than Catton s writing It snformative without being overly dry and covers the broader scope examining not just tactics but also the political atmosphere and the personal mpact of the events Cyril Connolly noted the depressive effect of numerous and exhaustive biographies of hard luck poets reading yet another life of Baudelaire we know with each move nto a cheap hotel exactly how many cheap hotels lie ahead of him Mr Lincoln s Army makes me feel that way Catton s masterly narration envelopes you the skirmish lines went down the slope each man My Dead Pets Are Interesting in the line separated from his fellows by half a dozen paces holding his musket asf he were a uail hunter with a shotgun moving ahead step by step dropping to one knee to shoot when he found a target pausing to reload and then moving on again feeling the army s way Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, into the danger zone while never allowing you to forget that Malvern Hill and Second Bull Run and Antietam perfect apocalypses while you re reading are but the first clashes of a very long war Theres still dying This battle will decide nothing that general will blunder these men will die n vain Mr Lincoln s Army ends n November 1862 A year and a half later Guys Like Girls Who . . . in spring 1864 Sherman correctly prophesied that the worst of the wars not yet begun Petomek Algonuian means trading place Patawomeke on Capt John Smith s 1612 map Patowmack O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, in the correspondence of the Founding Fathers as they discuss the location of the Federal seat Potomac by 1861 whenn camps along ts banks the tens of thousands of volunteers who had flocked to defend the nation s capital and smite the rebellion were drilled nto a real army blue and brass The manhood of the eastern states a southern officer called this army though there were Hoosiers and Badgers and Minnesotans among Tristes trópicos its Boston Brahmins and Maine lumberjacks. Mr Lincoln's Army Fighting Brigades of the Army of Directed by Kevin R Hershberger With Coby Batty Sam Harrelson John Pagano For the past years the Americanmagination has been captured by the epic struggles between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac Mr Lincoln's Army Gettysburg the bloodiest battle of the war and Antietam the bloodiest single day were both fought by MR Lincoln's Army Bruce Catton Mr Lincoln's Army Bruce Catton Snippet view Mr Lincoln's army Bruce Catton Snippet view References to this book Crazy Horse and Custer The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors Stephen E Ambrose Snippet view The US Military Profession Into the Twenty first Century War Peace and Sam Charles Sarkesian Robert E Connor Limited preview All Book Search Editions of Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton Editions for Mr Lincoln's Army Hardcover published Pax Indica in Kindle Edition publishedn Kindle Edition published n Hardcover publis Mr Lincoln's Army By Bruce Catton Garden City George Fort Milton; Mr Lincoln's Army By Bruce Catton Garden City NY Doubleday and Company Pp vi The American Historical Review Mr Lincoln S Army couk Catton Bruce Mr Lincoln's Army Glory Road A Stillness at Appomattox I have read these books at least times since I first saw them n the early s and never tire of this prose I have since then found books by other authors that belong The Broken Sword (Forever King, in the same league but Bruce Catton to me still reigns supreme I am especially moved whenever I read the last pages of the middle volume as Lincoln Mr lincolns army | Etsy Check out our mr lincolns army selection for the very bestn uniue or custom handmade pieces from our shops Mr Lincoln's Army es Bruce Catton Libros Mr Lincoln's Army es Bruce Catton Libros Saltar al contenido principal Prueba Prime Hola Identifcate Cuenta y listas Identifcate Cuenta y listas Pedidos Suscrbete a Mr Lincoln's Army | eBay Notes Auamarine dustjacket features Lincoln and McClellan seated at table Hard Cover We have books available by this author Release Date Sku Mr Lincoln’s Army % off ↘️ eBook Mr Lincoln's Army % off ↘️ ⠀ FLASH SALE A vivid account of the early battles first Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, in the Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy “One of America’s foremost Civil War authorities Kirkus Reviews The first bookn Bruce Catton’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Army of the Mr Lincoln's Army | eBay Email to friends Share on Facebook opens The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick in a new window or tab Share on Twitter opensn a new window or tab Share on Pinterest opens n a new window or tab Mr Lincoln's Army Fighting Brigades of the

Its Pennsylvania Germans and Connecticut farmhands ts colorful New York levee of Brooklyn firemen well heeled Whartonians Gospođa (Suzana in tailored tunics and Frenchmmigrants who sang the Marseillaise on parade and relished the giant bullfrogs found EGGcellent Joke Book in the Virginia swamps The Army of the Potomac an army of legend Catton callst with a great name that still clangs when you touch Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, it Rummagingn the attics of national memory you come across tokens of George B McClellan the Army s first and beloved commander McClellan was yet another Man of Destiny who popped and fizzled out Walt Whitman called him the dol of an alternate universe In 1861 when he took command aged thirty four the northern press proclaimed him Savior of the Republic and n the same breath Young Napoleon completely antithetical titles The power brokers who whispered Dragons Oath (Northbane Shifters, in his ear that the times called for a military dictator at least understood what Napoleon had been about McClellan didn t simply train the Army he madets men feel like soldiers a much mysterious and ultimately histrionic process The men were rewarded for long weeks on the parade ground under the drillmaster s abuse with elaborate brigade and division reviews at the end of which their young commander astride a massive black charger and followed by an entourage as splendidly mounted and uniformed as himself went galloping down the lines of hurrahing troops turning to acknowledge their cheers with a gesture one witness described as going beyond a formal salute a courtly twirl of his cap which with his bow and smile seemed to carry a little of good personal fellowship even to the humblest private soldier From McClellan s performance of the Dashing Young General I step back and note the Theres No Place Like D-Wing innocence of the audience that applauds him tearsn their eyes and cheers on their lips I usually cringe and snarl when any generation of Americans gets called Hatch Bright! innocent this has been a hard souled country from the very start we started out as Indiankillers and slaverapers butnnocent must be my word for the ecstatic faith shared by both sides that the war would be a brief flashing grandly decisive affair of esprit de corps and hero worship and the lan of highhearted volunteer fighters McClellan s superb martial airs and stagy proclamations Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac I have fulfilled at least part of my promise to you You are now face to face with the Rebels who are held at bay Heaven (Heaven Sent, in front of their capital The final and decisive battles at hand Unless you belie your past history the result cannot for a moment be doubtful are mementos of a society that paraded gaily pleased with Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition its fine uniform toward an abyss Think of McClellan as a dealern Napoleonic goods at the time a sort of luxury brand promoted by Bonaparte s nephew and emulator France s emperor Napoleon III French Army fashions were the must haves of martial ardor Numerous regiments especially those made up of New York and Philadelphia firemen joined the Army of the Potomac costumed n the fezzes and baggy red pantaloons made famous by the Zouaves France s North African light nfantry McClellan made his redesign of the French Army s kepi the standard headgear He s wearing one Dancing With The Devil in the studio portrait below which looks like the carte de viste of a matineedol The cruel Tell Me Everything ironys that McClellan was as a battlefield general a failure Too good to be true Bella figura beau Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, ideal bust The final and decisive battle just big talk Lee swatted McClellan back from the doorstep of Richmond not by winning victories ornflicting massive casualties or menacing the supply lines but simply by showing a ballsy daring a relentless passion for the attack which left McClellan completely cowed psyched out mindfucked Lee assumed that McClellan s men were as hollow as their commander a mistake he didn t really have to pay for until Gettysburg When the order to retreat from the Rebel capital came through the fiery one armed general Phil Kearny went to McClellan s tent and cussed him to his face said withdrawal Die Zeit, die uns bleibt in the face of a numericallynferior winded and barefoot enemy was evidence of cowardice or treason Plenty of people at the time thought treason Whitman for one always maintained McClellan straddled but the panicky pants wetting cables to Lincoln scream cowardice As do McClellan s letters to his wife The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers in which Catton finds too much lingering on the adoration other man feel for him on the wild enthusiasm he arouses on the limitless power and responsibility that are his What buried sense of personalnadeuacy Catton asks was gnawing at this man that he had to see himself so constantly through the ey This was my treadmill book for the last few weeks Catton did a good job describing the battles and the generals and the opportunities missed and bungled for the northern army He seems to have great Claiming Cullen insight or should we say hindsightnto what could have been Its narrative style high points came when he offered his own The Castlemaine Murders (Phryne Fisher, insights to the war and the hearts of the men who foughtt Excellent Didn t like this one as much as Shelby Foote s epic trilogy but still very good While I am familiar with novels and even biographies beginning Titanium Mike Saves the Day in media resn order to keep The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, interest up on the part of the reader I must admit I was thrown a bit for a loop when Catton did so at the beginning of this book After all this volumes the first of a trilogy that the author wrote on the Union Army of the Potomac from San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, its beginningsn late 1861 with the efforts of McClellan to train an army If Looks Could Kill in the aftermath of First Bull Run Yet for some time the book spends a great deal of timen those dramatic days Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse in late August and early September 1862 with Second Bull Run andts aftermath leading to a sort of strange time shift that the reader should proba. Rmy of Directed by Kevin R Hershberger With Coby Batty Sam Harrelson John Pagano For the past years the American The Italian Kitten Meets The Russian Wolf (Giovanni Family, imagination has been captured by the epic struggles between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac Mr Lincoln's Army Gettysburg the bloodiest battle of the war and Antietam the bloodiest single day were both fought by Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton The Civil War “Mr Lincoln’s Army” by Bruce Catton Abraham Lincoln has watched as the Civil War beginsand raises an army with the first month soldiers He must find the Union Generals who can shape this armyand who can also take the army and destroy the Confederate Army under Robert E Lee as uickly as possible Washington DCs Isabel (Families of Dorset in peril Bruce Cattons a master Civil War storyteller and brings Mr Lincoln's Army Bruce Catton A vivid account of the early battles first Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, in the Pulitzer Prize winning trilogy “One of America’s foremost Civil War authorities” Kirkus Reviews The first bookn Bruce Catton’s Pulitzer Prize–winning Army of the Potomac Trilogy Mr Lincoln’s Army Jesus is a riveting history of the early years of the Civil War when a fledgling Union Army tookts stumbling first steps under the Mr Lincoln's Army edition | Open Library Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton unknown edition See what's new with book lending at the Internet Archive Mr Lincoln's Army edition | Open Library Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton Doubleday edition From the Highest Mountain in English Mr Lincoln’s Army | work by Catton | Britannica Other articles where Mr Lincoln’s Armys discussed Bruce Catton the Army of the Potomac Mr Lincoln’s Army Glory Road and A Stillness at Appomattox The latter earned Catton both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award n Mr Lincoln's Army | Catton Bruce | download Mr Lincoln's Army | Catton Bruce | download | B–OK Download books for free Find books MR Lincoln's Army Bruce Catton Mr LincoKs ARMY Bruce Catton DOUBLEDAY COMPANY INC Garden City N Y COPYRIGHT BY BRUCE CATTON ALL EIGHTS RESERVED PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE COUNTRY LIFE PRESS GARDEN CITY N Y FIRST EDITION Contents CHAPTER ONE PICTURE BOOK WAR There Was Talk of Treason We Were Never Again Eager You Must Never Be Frightened Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton AbeBooks Mr Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton and a great selection of related books art and collectibles available now at AbeBookscom Mr Lincoln's Army | eBay Notes Auamarine dustjacket features Lincoln and McClellan seated at table Hard Cover We have books available by this author Release Date Sku Mr Lincoln's Army Fig.

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Catton was known as a narrative historian who specialized in popular histories that emphasized the colorful characters and vignettes of history in addition to the simple dates facts and analysis His works although well researched were generally not presented in a rigorous academic style supported by footnotes In the long line of Civil War historians Catton is arguably the most prolific an