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Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton (1899 – 1978) was the Founding Editor of American Heritage and arguably the most prolific and popular of all Civil War historians. He wrote an astonishing 167 articles for American Heritage, and won a Pulitzer Prize for history in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia.

Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald Ford, in 1977, the year before his death.

Articles by Bruce Catton

The Great Lakes hurricane of 1913 was a destructive freak. As far as lakers were concerned, it was … Read >>
Gettysburg, Fifty Years After Read >>
TRUSTING OURSELVES Read >>
THE LIVING DREAM Read >>
THE WAY I SEE IT Read >>
THE WAY I SEE IT Read >>
The Way I See It, October 1976 | Vol. 27, No. 6
Remembering Samuel Eliot Morrison Read >>
Michigan Timber, April 1976 | Vol. 27, No. 3
An excerpt from a new bicentennial history of his native state Read >>
A FAMOUS HISTORIAN RECALLS THE COUNTRY WHERE HE GREW UP Read >>
A Michigan Boyhood, June 1972 | Vol. 23, No. 4
THIRD OF FOUR INSTALLMENTS A FAMOUS HISTORIAN RECALLS THE COUNTRY WHERE HE GREW UP Read >>
A Michigan Boyhood, April 1972 | Vol. 23, No. 3
SECOND OF FOUR INSTALLMENTS A FAMOUS HISTORIAN RECALLS THE COUNTRY WHERE HE GREW UP Read >>
A FAMOUS HISTORIAN RECALLS THE COUNTRY WHERE HE GREW UP Read >>
The longtime adviser to American Heritage wrote history not simply as a means of talking with other historians, but in order to talk to the general reader. Read >>
AN AMERICAN HERITAGE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT Edited and with an introduction Read >>
The Union stood in danger of losing an entire army at Chattanooga. Then U. S. Grant arrived, and directed the most dramatic battle of the Civil War Read >>
It was almost election time, the unpopular war was stalemated, the casualty lists were growing, and the President’s opponents cried “Peace!” Then the new commanding general moved with consummate political as well as military skill Read >>

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