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Catton, Charles Bruce (Bruce)

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Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Journalist

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1899 - Born on October 9th in Petoskey, Michigan. American journalist and historian, noted for his books on the American Civil War.

1926 - He studied at Oberlin College and then entered upon a varied career as a journalist.

1948 - His service with the War Production Board during World War II led to his first major book, The War Lords of Washington.

1952 - He devoted himself to full-time literary work.

1953 - He received the Pulitzer Prize for his historical work, A Stillness at Appomattox.

1954-1959 - Served as an editor and later on as senior editor of the American Heritage magazine.

1970 - Catton has written extensively on the military history of the Civil War; his many works include Mr. Lincoln's Army, Glory Road, This Hallowed Ground, Grant Moves South, Grant Takes Command, The Centennial History of the Civil War (3 vol.), and Prefaces to History.

1978 - Died on August 17th in Frankfort, Michigan.

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