A Stillness at Appomattox : The Army of the Potomac

  • by Bruce Catton
  • Narrated by Michael Kramer
  • Series: The Army of the Potomac
  • 15 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Undoubtedly Bruce Catton's most brilliant book, A Stillness at Appomattox won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in nonfiction. Catton, our foremost Civil War historian, recounts the most spectacular conflicts between Grant and Lee and details the end of hope for the Confederacy. Utilizing various collections of unpublished letters written by soldiers, personal diaries of spouses and relatives, memoirs of soldiers and their families, and official war records, Catton follows Grant's campaigns from early 1864 to the end of the war, detailing many crucial battles along the way.

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History comes alive

This is a classic, the story of Grant's command of the Union Army from the battle of the Wilderness to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Catton's command of the language combined with his knowledge of history combine for a very enjoyable book, wonderfully narrated by Michael Kramer the book takes on even greater dimensions. If you enjoy history you will enjoy this book.
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- Colvin

Very interesting detail. But dry, stiff narration.

Great book, lots of interesting detail of the war after the Battle of Gettysburg. I like that it incorporated excerpts from letters written home by soldiers to help tell the story.

The narrator is dry and at first sounds bored, or maybe like someone is forcing him to read this book against his will. About a third of the way into the book I got used to it...but I almost stopped listening before that. Fortunately the story kept me interested, and I'm glad I finished it.
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- Aaron J.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio