The Centennial History of the Civil War (3 Vol.), by Bruce Catton
Volume 1: The Coming Fury
Volume 2: Terrible Swift Sword
Volume 3: Never Call Retreat
Hardcover, Three Volume Set. No Dust Jackets. Good Condition.
The Centennial of the Civil War was memorialized from 1961 to 1965. Publication of Bruce Catton's trilogy highlighted this era. Unlike his previous trilogy, these books focused not only on military topics, but on social, economic & political topics as well. The Coming Fury (1961)-Explores the causes & events leading to the start of the war, culminating in its 1st major combat, the 1st Battle of Bull Run. Terrible Swift Sword (1963)-Both sides mobilize for a massive war effort & the story continues thru 1862, ending with the Battle of Fredericksburg. Never Call Retreat (1965)-The war continues thru Vicksburg, Gettysburg & the bloody struggles of 1864-65 before the final surrender.