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 Posted: Sat Apr 13th, 2013 06:41 pm
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Paulson wrote: Both authors have a real talent for storytelling, but it's a bit like comparing apples and pears. Foote wrote a narrative of the entire war, while the bulk of Catton's work focuses on the AotP, and the AotP only.

What is this "bulk"?.  Sure, Catton's three volume history of the Army of the Potomac is his best known work, but he also wrote a three volume centennial history of the war that is more or less comparable to Foote's, but far superior.  Perhaps his best work, from a scholarly perspective, is his two volume history of Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War years that picks up where Lloyd Lewis' "Captain Sam Grant" left off. 

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