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The Civil War by Shelby Foote
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Nov 20, 08


The best book I've read recently is "The Civil War: A Narrative" by Shelby Foote. It is kind of a commitment--three fairly hefty volumes. But it is far more entertaining than one expects. I bought it at a used book store after seeing him (Foote) on a dvd of the PBS series, "The Civil War". The series was outstanding in large part because of Foote's contributions, so I thought to myself, "I really liked listening to this guy talk, so maybe I'll like reading his book".

I did, and very much so. He manages to balance a lot of detailed descriptions of the battles with accounts of personalities of the major players, how they came to be the way they were, and what impact their personalities ultimately had on the conduct of the war.

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