Books: Fife, Drum & Battle Din

GRANT MOVES SOUTH (564 pp.) — Bruce latton— Lltfle, Brown ($6.50).

Since almost everyone agrees on what happened and why, the writing of Civil War history becomes increasingly an exercise in orchestration. Authors turn out regional cantatas along the lines of Moriaghan's Civil War on the Western Border, surging tone poems in the manner of Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, or elegiac symphonies such as Freeman's sonorous R. E. Lee.

This new book by Bruce Catton, a veteran composer on Civil War themes (A Stillness at Appomattox] represents the second movement in a planned...

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