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Publication Order of Army of the Potomac Trilogy Books

A Stillness at Appomattox (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Glory Road (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Lincoln's Army (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Grant Books

Grant Moves South (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grant Takes Command 1863-1865 (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The War Lords Of Washington (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Banners at Shenandoah (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
This Hallowed Ground (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
America Goes to War (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of the American Civil War (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (With: Richard M. Ketchum) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American Heritage New History of the Civil War (With: James M. McPherson) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gettysburg: The Final Fury (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two Roads to Sumter (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for the Morning Train (With: William B. Catton) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Short History of the Civil War (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bold and Magnificent Dream (With: William B. Catton) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The American Heritage: Short History Of The Civil War (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vtg Bruce Catton'S America: Selections From His Greatest Works (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reflections on the Civil War (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bruce Catton's Civil War (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grant Moves South, 1861-1863 (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting For The Morning Train An American Boyhood (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Days of the Civil War: The Enormous Silence (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antietam (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shiloh (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Meaning of the Civil War: An Address Delivered at the Chicago Historical Society, April 12, 1961 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of States and the Nation Books

South Carolina: A Bicentennial History (By: Louis B. Wright) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michigan: A Bicentennial History (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ohio: A Bicentennial History (By: Walter Havighurst) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Mexico: A History (By: Marc Simmons) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nevada: A Bicentennial History (By: Robert Laxalt) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wyoming: A Bicentennial History (By: T.A. Larson) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missouri: A Bicentennial History: A History (By: Paul C. Nagel) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Montana: A Bicentennial History: A History (By: Clark C. Spence) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mississippi: A Bicentennial History (By: John Ray Skates) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
New York: A Bicentennial History (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Colorado: A History (By: Marshall Sprague) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas: A History (By: Joe Bertram Frantz) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kansas: A History (By: Kenneth S. Davis) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Jersey: With an Historical Guide (By: Thomas Fleming) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
West Virginia: A History (By: John Alexander Williams) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rhode Island: A History (By: William Gerald McLoughlin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Minnesota: A History (By: William E. Lass) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Great Lakes Books

Independent Man: The Life of Senator James Couzens (By: Harry Barnard,David Levering Lewis) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Independent Man: The Life of Senator James Couzens (By: Harry Barnard,David L. Lewis) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Detroit Riot of 1967 (By: Hubert G. Locke) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence (By: B.J. Widick,Horace L. Sheffield Jr.) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Waiting for the Morning Train (With: William B. Catton) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call It North Country (By: John Bartlow Martin) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danny and the Boys: Being Some Legends of Hungry Hollow (By: Robert Traver) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michigan Voices: Our State’s History in the Words of the People Who Lived It (By: Joe Grimm) (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seasons of Grace: A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit (By: Leslie Woodcock Tentler,Edmund Cardinal Szoka) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cobb Would Have Caught It: The Golden Age of Baseball in Detroit (By: Richard Bak) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Jacob Astor: Business and Finance in the Early Republic (By: John D. Haeger) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen of the Lakes (By: Mark L. Thompson) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turkey Stearnes and the Detroit Stars: The Negro Leagues in Detroit, 1919-1933 (By: Richard Bak) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Northern Lights: Lighthouses of the Upper Great Lakes (By: Charles K. Hyde,Ann Mahan,John Mahan) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit (By: June Manning Thomas) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Winter Ends (By: Newton G. Thomas,William Mulligan) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
All-American Anarchist: Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement (By: Carlotta R. Anderson) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toast of the Town: The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson (By: Sunnie Wilson,John Cohassey) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father Abraham's Children: Michigan Episodes in the Civil War (By: Frank B. Woodford,Arthur M. Woodford) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Huron: The Seasons of a Great Lake (By: Napier Shelton) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sailor's Logbook: A Season Aboard Great Lakes Freighters (By: Mark L. Thompson) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Expanding the Frontiers of Civil Rights": Michigan, 1948-1968 (By: Sidney Fine) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream (By: Saladin Ahmed,Naomi Shihab Nye,Hayan Charara,Nabeel Abraham,Sally Howell,Lawrence Joseph,Kevin Rashid,Marilynn Rashid,Andrew Shryock,Alixa Naff,Amira Saad,Anne Rasmussen,Don Unis,Gary C. David,Jeffrey Ghannam,Lara Hamza,Karen Rignall,Kim Schopmeyer,Linda S. Walbridge,Richard R. Jones,Shams Alwujude,Sharkey Haddad,William G. Lockwood,Yvonne R. Lockwood,T.M. Aziz) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graveyard of the Lakes (By: Mark L. Thompson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Lakes Journey: A New Look at America's Freshwater Coast (By: William Ashworth) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
History of the Finns in Michigan (By: Armas K.E. Holmio) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
History of the Finns in Michigan (By: Armas K.E. Holmio,Ellen M. Ryynanen) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Uppermost Canada: The Western District and the Detroit Frontier, 1800-1850 (By: R. Alan Douglas) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Windjammers: Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors (By: Joe Grimm,Ivan Walton) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michigan's Early Military Forces: A Roster and History of Troops Activated Prior to the American Civil War (By: Leroy Barnett) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding the Roller Coaster: A History of the Chrysler Corporation (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riding the Roller Coaster: A History of the Chrysler Corporation (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The French Canadians of Michigan: Their Contribution to the Development of the Saginaw Valley and the Keweenaw Peninsula, 1840-1914 (By: Jean Lamarre) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Windswept Dunes: The Story of Maritime Michigan (By: Elizabeth B. Sherman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Hanging in Detroit: Stephen Gifford Simmons and the Last Execution under Michigan Law (By: David Gardner Chardavoyne) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roy D. Chapin: The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company (By: Charles K. Hyde,J.C. Long) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roy D. Chapin: The Man Behind the Hudson Motor Car Company (By: Charles K. Hyde,J.C. Long) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pulling Down the Barn: Memories of a Rural Childhood (By: Anne-Marie Oomen) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Keep the South Manitou Light (By: Anna Egan Smucker) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
"I Hope to Do My Country Service" : The Civil War Letters of John Bennitt, M.D., Surgeon, 19th Michigan Infantry (By: Robert Beasecker,William M. Anderson) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dodge Brothers: The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dodge Brothers: The Men, the Motor Cars, and the Legacy (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songquest: The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton (By: Joe Grimm,Ivan H. Walton) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under Michigan: The Story of Michigan's Rocks and Fossils (By: Charles Ferguson Barker) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Forty Years With Ford (By: John Kenneth Galbraith) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Fields: Memories of a Rural Education (By: Anne-Marie Oomen) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pocketful of Passage (By: Loraine Campbell) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Detroit on Stage: The Players Club, 1910-2005 (By: Marijean Levering) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Badger Boy in Blue: The Letters of Chauncey H. Cooke (By: William H. Mulligan Jr.) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life with Mae: A Detroit Family Memoir (By: Neal Shine) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
When You Come Home: A Wartime Courtship in Letters 1941-45 (By: Neal Shine,Robert E. Quirk) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who's Jim Hines? (By: Jean Alicia Elster) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storied Independent Automakers: Nash, Hudson, and American Motors (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maxwell Motor and the Making of the Chrysler Corporation (By: Anthony J. Yanik) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Color of Law: Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights (By: Steve Babson,Dave Riddle,David Elsila) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Monopoly on Wheels: Henry Ford and the Selden Automobile Patent (By: WilliamGreenleaf,David L. Lewis) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Iron Will: Cleveland-Cliffs and the Mining of Iron Ore, 1847-2006 (By: Terry S. Reynolds,Virginia P. Dawson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812: In Defense of William Hull (By: Anthony J. Yanik) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade (By: Hayan Charara,Nabeel Abraham,Sally Howell,Lawrence Joseph,Yasmeen Hanoosh,Andrew Shryock,Kim Schopmeyer,Kristine J. Ajrouch,Khadigah Alasry,Amaney Jamal,Mujan Seif,Matthew W. Stiffler,Eren Tatari,Rachel Yezbick,William Youmans) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lake Superior Profiles : People on the Big Lake (By: John Gagnon) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan: People, Law, and Politics (By: David G. Chardavoyne) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Among the Enemy: A Michigan Soldier's Civil War Journal (By: Mark Hoffman,William Horton Kimball) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Political Activities of Detroit Clubwomen in the 1920s: A Challenge and a Promise (By: Jayne Morris-Crowther) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colored Car (By: Jean Alicia Elster) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II (By: Charles K. Hyde) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
"Old Slow Town": Detroit during the Civil War (By: PaulTaylor) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mapping Detroit: Land, Community, and Shaping a City (By: Robert Fishman,June Manning Thomas,Henco Bekkering,Brian Leigh Dunnigan,Yanjia Liu,Joe Grengs,Maria Arquero De Alarcon,Larissa Larsen,Margaret Dewar,Robert Linn,Lars Graebner,Toni L. Griffin,Monica Ponce de Leon) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great Girls in Michigan History (By: Patricia Majher) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest (By: Bich Minh Nguyen) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Asian Americans in Michigan: Voices from the Midwest (By: Catherine Chung,Kyo Takahashi,Pratyusha Tummala-Narra,Grace Lee Boggs,Sook Wilkinson,Victor Jew,Chelsea Zuzindlak,Frank H. Wu,Lawrence G. Almeda,Tai Chan,Ti-Hua Chang,Kira Donnell,Joseph A. Galura,Kul Gauri,Jennifer Hilzinger,Emily Hsiao,Tukyul Andrew Kim,Kook-Wha Koh,Sachi Koto,Emily Porcincula Lawsin,Katherine Lee,Elaine Lok,Durriya Meer,Kurt Metzger,Mimi Doan Nguyen,Asae Shichi,Anna Shih,Toshiko Shimoura,Samir Singh,Dylan Sugiyama,Lynet Uttal,Jeffrey Vang,Frances Kai Wang,Sheila Xiong,Christine Chen,Barbara W. Kim,Leslie E Wong,Min Hyoung Song,Brianna Reckeweg) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race, Religion, and the Pulpit: Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit (By: Julia Marie Robinson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Young Henry Ford: A Picture History of the First Forty Years (By: Sidney Olsen) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Justus S. Stearns: Michigan Pine King and Kentucky Coal Baron, 1845-1933 (By: Michael W. Nagle) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland (By: David W. Blight,Karolyn Smardz Frost,Veta Smith Tucker,Bryan Prince,Irene Moore Davis,Adrienne Shadd,Afua Cooper,Roy Finkenbine,Margaret Washington,Debian Marty,Carol E. Mull,Louis A. DeCaro Jr.,Larry McClellan,Barbara Hughes Smith,Kimberly Simmons) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek (By: Gerald Wykes) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes (By: William Rapai) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes (By: William Rapai) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Designing Detroit: Wirt Rowland and the Rise of Modern American Architecture (By: MichaelG.Smith) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
To the Copper Country: Mihaela's Journey (By: Barbara Carney-Coston) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roads to Prosperity: Economic Development Lessons from Midsize Canadian Cities (By: Gary S. Sands) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survival and Regeneration: Detroit’s American Indian Community (By: Edmund Jefferson Danziger Jr.) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Songquest: The Journals of Great Lakes Folklorist Ivan H. Walton (By: Joe Grimm,Ivan H Walton,Laurie Sommers) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whaleback Ships and the American Steel Barge Company (By: C. Roger Pellett) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bold Boys in Michigan History (By: Patricia Majher) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
John E. Fetzer and the Quest for the New Age (By: Brian C. Wilson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rosie, A Detroit Herstory (By: Bailey Sisoy Isgro) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Greening the Black Urban Regime: The Culture and Commerce of Sustainability in Detroit (By: Alesia Montgomery) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
What the Chickadee Knows (By: Margaret Noodin) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lincoln Legacy: The History of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan (By: David Gardner Chardavoyne,Hugh W. Brenneman Jr) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Hope This Reaches You: An American Soldier’s Account of World War I (By: Hilary Connor) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Centennial History of the Civil War Books

with E.B. Long
The Coming Fury (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Terrible Swift Sword (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
Never Call Retreat (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Non-Fiction Writing, Vol IV(1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grant, Lee, Lincoln and the Radicals: Essays on Civil War Leadership(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
40 Model Essays(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bruce Catton
Bruce Catton was an American journalist and historian that is best known for his books concerning the American Civil War. He was known as a narrative historian and specialized in popular history, featuring historical vignettes and interesting characters, along with the basic dates, facts, and analyses.

He was born October 9, 1899 in Petoskey, Michigan to Adela M. (Patten) and George R. Catton, and he grew up in Benzonia, Michigan. Bruce’s dad was a Congregationalist minister, who accepted a teaching job in Benzonia Academy and later became the academy’s headmaster.

Catton, as a boy, first heard the reminiscences of the aged veterans that had fought in the Civil War. Their stories gave a tone and a color not just to his village, he explained, but to the idea of life with which we grew up. Bruce believes that he was always subconsciously driven by this attempt to restate this faith and show where it was properly grounded, how it grew out of what so many young men on either side believed and felt and were brave enough to do.

In 1916, he started attending Oberlin College, however he quit because of World War I without obtaining a degree.

After Bruce served for a short time during World War I with the US Navy, he became an editor and reporter for the papers The Cleveland News (as a freelance reporter), Cleveland The Plain Dealer, and the Boston American. He wrote book reviews and editorials from 1926 until 1941 for the Newspaper Enterprise Association (a Scripps-Howard syndicate), and served as a Washington DC correspondent. He tried twice to finish his studies, however he found himself distracted by his newspaper work. He was awarded an honorary degree in 1956 by Oberlin College.

At the beginning of World War II, he was too old to serve in the military. In 1941, he accepted a job as Director of Information for the War Production Board, and he later had similar posts in the Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce. His experiences as a federal employee prepared him to write “The War Lords of Washington”, his first book, in 1948. Even though the book was not a success commercially, he was inspired to quit federal employment in order to write full time.

Bruce married Hazel H. Cherry on August 16, 1925. They had a son, named William Bruce Catton, who was born in 1926. He was a history teacher at Princeton University and Middlebury College, Vermont.

Bruce won the Pulitzer Prize for History and the National Book Award for Nonfiction for “A Stillness at Appomattox”. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the greatest civilian honor, because he made readers hear the sounds of battle and then cherish our peace.

He died at the age of 78 in a hospital close to his summer home at Frankfort, Michigan, after a respiratory illness.

“Mr. Lincoln’s Army” is a non-fiction book that was released in 1951. A vivid account of the early battles. This is a riveting history about the early years of the Civil War when this fledgling Union Army took its first steps under the command of the controversial general George McClellan.

Following the secession of the Southern states, the beleaguered President Abraham Lincoln entrusted the charismatic and dashing McClellan with the creation of the Union Army of the Potomac and with the responsibility of leading it to a decisive and swift victory against Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

Even though he was embraced by the hero-hungry North and a brilliant tactician that was beloved by his troops, his ambition and ego ultimately put him at loggerheads with his commander-in-chief, a man that McClellan considered to be unworthy of the presidency. His weaknesses were exposed during the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in all of American military history, which ended in a stalemate despite the fact the Confederate troops were incredibly outnumbered. Lincoln, after Antietam, ordered McClellan’s removal from command, and the Union entered into the war’s next chapter having suffered thousands of casualties, and with major uncertainty ahead of them.

Bruce Catton, America’s premier chronicler of the nation’s brutal conflict, is renowned for his unparalleled abilities to bring a vivid and detailed immediacy to military strategy sessions and Civil War battlefields. With tremendous insight and depth, he presents legendary commanders and common soldiers in all of their heartbreaking and complex humanity.

“U. S. Grant and the American Military Tradition” is a non-fiction book that was released in 1954. A concise biography about the legendary Union general and controversial US president.

Bruce explores the legacy and life of one of the nation’s most understood heroes: Ulysses S. Grant. In this classic work, Grant emerges as this complicated figure whose own accomplishments have much too often been overlooked or downplayed.

He starts with Grant’s youth and service as a young lieutenant under General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican-American War. He recounts Grant’s subsequent disgrace, from his forced resignation for drinking and then his failures as a salesman and a citizen farmer. Then he chronicles his redemption during the Civil War, seeing Grant rise all the way from the rank of an unknown soldier to commanding general of the US Army and the Union’s savior.

This details all of Grant’s signature campaigns: From Fort Henry, Shiloh, and the Siege of Vicksburg to Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Ulysses won national renown. Then, while he was a two-term president, he achieved numerous underrated successes which must figure into any telling of his life.

From Grant’s childhood in Ohio to his last days in New York, this illuminating and succinct bio is required reading for anybody interested in American history.

“The Coming Fury: The Centennial History of the Civil War, Volume 1” is a non-fiction book that was released in 1961. With stunning insights and detail, America’s most prominent Civil War historian recreates this war from its opening months to its bloody and final end.

Every volume of the trilogy delivers a complete listening experience. Volume 1 offers up the split Democratic Convention in the spring of 1860 up to the first battle of Bull Run.

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