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A narrative history of the American Civil War, which covers not only the battles and the troop movements but also the social background that brought on the war and led, in the end, to the South's defeat.

Although he now makes his home in Memphis, Tennessee, Shelby Foote comes from a long line of Mississippians. He was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and attended school there until he entered the University of North Carolina. During the Second World War, he served in Europe as a captain of field artillery. He has written six novels: Tournament, Follow Me Down, Love in a Dry Season, Shiloh, Jordan County and September, September. While writing The Civil War: A Narrative he was awarded three Guggenheim fellowships.

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  • PDF | 856 pages
  • Pimlico; Later Edition edition (May 1, 1992)
  • English
  • 5
  • History

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  • By R. Ortiz B. on January 31, 2013

    This series (this is volume 1 of 3) is exceedingly well-written and, even though it is meticulous in its details, even the most casual history reader should enjoy it. I have read several other biographies and historical accounts from the civil war period, but none of them have given me the same degree of satisfaction. For the first time, I have gained a thorough understanding of events as they transpired on all fronts, military and political, thanks to the author's careful structuring of the narrative. The author manages to take the reader from one theater to another, while conveying the most minute and interesting details and anecdotes, with a narrative that is fast-paced and refreshing.This is definitely not the dry, narrow-focused reading I was used to when it came to specific historical topics. Reading Shelby Foote's The Civil War is every bit as enjoyable as (but far more informative than) watching my favorite series on the History Channel.

  • By Lizzie on March 17, 2014

    Such a detailed and interesting book with the clever Shelby Foote making it so easy to absorb. A good look at this sad conflict from both sides. The death and destruction was horrendous but compassion and articulation streak through the pages. Particularly impressed by the letters sent by soldiers on both sides to their loved ones, some were in the lowest ranks but expressed their feelings and love with heartbreaking clarity.

  • By Ian Watkin on June 27, 2013

    Alerted to this excellent historian by Ken Burns Civicil War series on television which is likewise first-class. Love the wonderful Louisiana lilt of Shelby Foote's speech and writing - this is a history of the first water and I will be reading the other volumes in order...His humanity and sense of humour adds an extra dimension - well done, sir!

  • By Terry Kinloch on October 11, 2014

    Excellent books, but I wish someone would check the text for transcription errors!


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