Never call retreat bruce catton

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never call retreat bruce catton

Never Call Retreat by Bruce Catton

The final volume of Bruce Cattons monumental Centennial History of the Civil War traces the war from Fredericksburg through the succeeding grim and relentless campaigns to the Courthouse at Appomattox and the death of Lincoln.

This is an eloquent study of the bitterest years of the war when death slashed the country with a brutality unparalleled in the history of the United States. Through the kaleidoscope tone and temper of the struggle, two men, different in stature, but similar in dedication to their awesome tasks, grappled with the burden of being leaders both in politics and war. In the north Lincoln remained resolute in the belief that a house divided against itself could not stand. His determination and uncanny vision of the destiny of the country and its people far transcended the plaguing tensions, fears, and frustrations of his cabinet and Congress. Mr. Lincoln’s use of vast resources is brilliantly contrasted to Davis’s valiant struggle for political and economic stability in a hopelessly fragmented and underdeveloped south. Though Davis never lacked for spirit and dedication, his handicaps were severe. This was not a war to be won by static ideals and romanticism. As Mr. Lincoln managed to expand and intensify the ideals that sustained the Northern war effort, Mr. Davis was never able to enlarge the South’s. This was a war to be won by flexibility in though, strength in supplies, and battles. And so they were fought––Fredericksburg, The Wilderness, Chancellorsville, Vicksburg, Gettysburg.
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Never Call Retreat

Jul 24, ISBN Familiarity with subject matter resulting from many years of study and narrative talents exceeding those of any other Civil War historian enable him to move along swiftly and smoothly and produce a story that is informative, dramatic, and absorbingly interesting. Bell I. This is an eloquent study of the bitterest years of the war when death slashed the country with a brutality unparalleled in the history of the United States. Through the kaleidoscope tone and temper of the struggle, two men, different in stature, but similar in dedication to their awesome tasks, grappled with the burden of being leaders both in politics and war. In the north Lincoln remained resolute in the belief that a house divided against itself could not stand. His determination and uncanny vision of the destiny of the country and its people far transcended the plaguing tensions, fears, and frustrations of his cabinet and Congress.

Thank you! The author picks up the thread of the war in December, , when Jefferson Davis travelled from Richmond to the Mississippi Valley drawn by grave problems of command, strategy and public morale, feeling that the war had entered its most dangerous period. He carries it through the long drumbeat of battles waged with human failings and strengths revealed, to the time when Lincoln, even in , could look to the aftermath of war while Davis must still seek to continue it, and beyond, to the fateful meeting at the Appomattox Courthouse, when Lee's surrender repealed forever the simple, impossible Confederate cry, ""All we ask is to be let alone. Catton is a sympathetic judge of their performance, pausing more often to offer admiration than admonishment, ready with non-partisan understanding. He leaves the nation reunited, a hand other than Mr. Lincoln's at the helm of the ship of state, forging through dark waters to a ""dark, indefinite shore,"" the agonies of Reconstruction yet ahead. Catton's hand at the helm of this book is marked by a sureness drawn from the certainty of well-sifted knowledge: he has reviewed and recollected in tranquillity all the moves on the board and compassed them, with a superb command, marked by balance and clarity.

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