• The Privileged Vs. The self-Reliant
    The Privileged Vs. The self-Reliant In the essay “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts,” Bruce Catton claims that the two Civil War generals represented “two diametrically opposed elements in American life.” For Catton, Lee symbolized an aristocrat, while Grant embodied a democrat. This opposition...
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  • On Class and Gender
    Grant and Lee: A study in Contrasts” By Bruce Catton Bruce Catton’s purpose in writing was to explain how the two generals personalities were different. “They were two strong men, these oddly different generals, and they represented the strengths of two conflicting currents that...
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  • Grant and Lee a Study in Contrasts
    Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts,” written by Bruce Catton compares and contrasts the characteristics and lives of two leaders of the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, two very strong and very different generals, met on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House in Virginia to bring...
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  • Grant/Lee a Comparison and Contrast
    , 2009), 6. 3 Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee (BiblioLife, 2009), 20-23. 4 Ulysses S Grant, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (CreateSpace, 2009), 1. 5 Ibid, 4. 6 Robert Lee, Recollections and Letters (New York, NY: Barnes & Noble, 2004), 16. 7 Bruce Catton Grant and Lee: A Study in...
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  • Ulysses S. Grant
    Point, "he quickly acquired a positive distaste for military life" (Catton 17). This would lead you to believe Grant would not want such a vital part in our military. This made him an unlikely hero. Another exurb supporting this theory is, "During Grant's plebe year a bill to do away with the...
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  • In a Study and Contrast
    In a study in Contrasts” by Bruce Catton, beginning p.191, Lee was a General for the Confederate army who grew up wealthy and had everything given to him. He also believed in the separation of classes, which meant if your blood line was rich and had some type of power, it would be passed on to the...
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  • Lee: the Gentlemen’s Gentleman
    .   Works Cited Catton, Bruce. “Grant and Lee: Study in Contrasts.” Readings for Writers. Eds. Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell and Anthony C. Winkler. 13th ed. Mason, OH: Cengage, 2011. 429-31. Print....
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  • Civil War Essay
    have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.” (Catton, Bruce, and Richard M. Ketchum. The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War...
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  • American Civil War and Reconstruction
    London: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Print. Catton, Bruce. Grant Takes Command. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1969. Print. Wheeler, Richard. The Siege of Vicksburg. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1978. Print. ...
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  • Civil War
    Schofield's men and meet Grant in Richmond. However, this would never happen as Lee would surrender to Grant before Sherman could ever get there. THE PUSH FOR THE END General Grant returned back to his troops who were in the process of besieging Petersburg and Richmond. These battles had been going on...
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  • Paragraph Transitions
    the following paragraph. For example, the end of a paragraph by Bruce Catton uses a demonstrative adjective, "these," to modify the subject of the topic sentence so that it will refer to a noun in the last sentence of the preceding paragraph: When Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the...
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  • Paragraph Transitions
    following paragraph. For example, the end of a paragraph by Bruce Catton uses a demonstrative adjective, "these," to modify the subject of the topic sentence so that it will refer to a noun in the last sentence of the preceding paragraph: When Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of...
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  • HELP !!!!
    ”How to Mark a Book” (1940) Part 5 #4 Mary Austin "The Land of Little Rain" (1903) Part 1 #2 Francis Bacon "Of Studies” (1625) Part 5 #7 Judy Brady "Why I Want a Wife" (1971) Part 3 #12 Bruce Catton "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts" (1956) Part 3 #2 Gilbert Keith Chesterton...
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  • Transistional Phrases, and MEAL Paragraphs
    paragraph by Bruce Catton uses a demonstrative adjective, "these," to modify the subject of the topic sentence so that it will refer to a noun in the last sentence of the preceding paragraph: When Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in the parlor of a modest house at Appomattox Court House, Virginia...a...
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  • Essay
    paragraphs end too abruptly or merely trail off; how does Catton avoid these weaknesses? Suggestions for Writing Try using Bruce Catton’s “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts” as a stepping-stone to your writing. Comparing public figures is a familiar activity. People often discuss the styles and merits...
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  • Bus Law
    less impressed in it. While he lost his emotional connection to the river, he lost the connectedness of it to his live. That’s what he has lost. Reponses to Question 1 through 6 on “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts” on page 493-494 of Model for Writers 1.In paragraph 10-12, Catton discusses...
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  • A Stillness At Appomatox
    many individuals on both sides. While one of the final gripping scenes describes that meeting of a victorious Grant and a defeated Lee, this is a book about ordinary men caught up in extraordinary events. The first important battle described in the book is known as the Wilderness campaign, near...
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  • Mr. Lincoln's Army Book Report
    Book Report Mr. Lincoln’s Army When it comes to recording the history of our wonderful country, books are very important. The book Mr. Lincoln’s Army by Bruce Catton can be described as one of those history books that carefully spell out the ins and outs of that period of time. In this book...
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  • Ulysses S. Grant
    aspect of Grant but it did not leave out his bad sides like his drinking. The second novel that I read was Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton. This novel focused a lot on his war career as general. He focused on Grant’s military prowess and achievements that made him very influential to United States...
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  • Differences and Similiarities Between Grant and Lee During the Overland Campaign
    wider context of the war they are fighting and are removed from direct control. This is relevant Grant and Lee during this campaign Despite the differences between the two men and their leadership styles there are some notable similarities that Catton does not ignore. It may be slightly...
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