Charles Bruce Catton was an American historian and journalist, known best for his books concerning the American Civil War. Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring interesting characters and historical vignettes, in addition to the basic facts, dates, and analyses. Although his books were researched well and included footnotes, they were not generally presented in a rigorous academic style. He won a Pulitzer Prize during 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia.
|Born:||Charles Bruce Catton, October 9, 1899, Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died:||August 28, 1978, Frankfort, Michigan, U.S.|
|Subject:||American Civil War|
|Spouse:||Hazel H. Cherry|
|Children:||William Bruce Catton|
About Bruce Catton
Award-winning American historian, author, and journalist who is best known for his three Civil War-themed trilogies. His writing features colorful characters and historical vignettes.
He became a reporter and editor for The Cleveland News, the Boston American, and The Plain Dealer after serving in the US Navy during World War I. He published his first historical work, The War Lords of Washington, in 1948.
His book, A Stillness at Appomattox, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954.
He married Hazel H. Cherry on August 16, 1925. Their son, William Bruce, was born the following year.
He wrote a trilogy on Ulysses Grant.
Information related to Bruce Catton
- Pulitzer Prize for History winners
- Historians of the American Civil War
- American newspaper journalists
- American naval personnel of World War I
- Writers from Michigan
- National Book Award winners
- American Congregationalists
- Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients