Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Shelbyville

The first book in Shelby Foote's narrative on the Civil War.

In 1954, Shelby Foote was a young novelist with a contract to write a short history of the Civil War. It soon became clear, however, that he had undertaken a long-term project. Twenty years later Foote finally completed his massive and essential trilogy on the War Between the States. His three books are prose masterpieces with lively characterizations and gripping action. Although Foote never sacrifices the truth of what happened to his penchant for artistry, his skills as a novelist serve him well. Reading all three of these books will take some time, but they are worth the investment--especially if you, like Foote, have a touch of sympathy for the South's lost cause. - from

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ISBN 10 0394419480
ISBN 13 978-0394419480
Creator(s) Foote, Shelby.
Title The Civil War: A Narrative - Fort Sumter to Shelbyville
Publisher New York: Random House, 1958

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