Shelby Foote


Born
in Greenville, Mississippi, The United States
November 17, 1916

Died
June 27, 2005

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Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. was an American novelist and a noted historian of the American Civil War, writing a massive, three-volume history of the war entitled The Civil War: A Narrative. With geographic and cultural roots in the Mississippi Delta, Foote's life and writing paralleled the radical shift from the agrarian planter system of the Old South to the Civil Rights era of the New South. Foote was relatively unknown to the general public for most of his career until his appearance in Ken Burns's PBS documentary The Civil War in 1990, where he introduced a generation of Americans to a war that he believed was "central to all our lives."


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The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort...

4.43 avg rating — 11,222 ratings — published 1958 — 33 editions
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The Civil War: A Narrative

4.53 avg rating — 6,974 ratings — published 1963 — 11 editions
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The Civil War, Vol. 3: Red ...

4.55 avg rating — 6,155 ratings — published 1974 — 37 editions
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The Civil War, Vol. 2: Fred...

4.53 avg rating — 6,112 ratings — published 1963 — 29 editions
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Shiloh

4.11 avg rating — 4,743 ratings — published 1952 — 20 editions
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Stars in Their Courses: The...

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Love in a Dry Season

3.74 avg rating — 463 ratings — published 1951 — 14 editions
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The Beleaguered City: The V...

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Follow Me Down

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“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”
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“I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.”
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“I can’t begin to tell you the things I discovered while I was looking for something else.”
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