Bruce Catton

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Birthday
9, 1899
Birthplace
Petoskey, MI
Death Date
Aug 28, 1978 (78)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
9, 1899
Birthplace
Petoskey, MI
Death Date
Aug 28, 1978 (78)

About

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.

Before Fame

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.

Trivia

His book, A Stillness at Appomattox, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1954.

Family Life

He married Hazel H. Cherry on August 16, 1925. Their son, William Bruce, was born the following year.

Associated With

He wrote a trilogy on Ulysses Grant.