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Chickamauga and Other Civil War Stories

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Shelby Foote's monumental historical trilogy, "The Civil War: A Narrative," is our window into the day-by-day unfolding of our nation's defining event.  Now Foote reveals the deeper human truth behind the battles and speeches through the fiction he has chosen for this vivid, moving collection.



These ten stories of the Civil War give us the experience of joining a coachload
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ebook, 256 pages
Published February 16th 2011 by Delta (first published October 1st 1993)
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Martha
I've out this one off so many times. Now's the time. :-)
Sue
Jun 06, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelby Foote gathered stories from a selection of authors whose fiction accounts of the Civil War, he felt, best represented that time period. Authors include Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ambrose Bierce, himself, Stephen Crane, and Stephen Vincent Benet. My favorite was verse written by Benet titled Fish-Hook Gettysburg. The author's powerful words paint incredible pictures i.e.
"his guns begin to peck at the pillared porches", "in a field, far off, a peaceable farmer puts his hand
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Rosa Cline
This isn't a book that Shelby Foote wrote (like I originally thought) It's a collection of small stories from various authors all related to the Civil War. I found some of them not interesting at all and after reading half into them had to skip them but others I found really interesting and loved them and now know I like that author and will try and read more from that author. If you enjoy stories from the past then you would enjoy this book.
Jay
This was an interesting book with a bunch of short stories written by noted authors such as Shelby Foote and Mark Twain. It gave me a little insight to some of the things that happened not usually discussed in most Civil War books.
Dick
Apr 03, 2009 Dick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelby Foote is an acknowledged expert on the war and an outstanding writer.
Sean
Jul 04, 2014 Sean rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No standouts, though the Fitzgerald, Welty, Twain, and Faulkner stories were all of note.
Toni
If you read short stories by Ambrose Bierce you need to find joy in perverse and unexpected twists and turns. I could only take so many or just small amounts in short time bursts.
Jim
The Burning, by Eudora Welty, and Pillar of Fire, by Shelby Foote, are by far the strongest stories in this collection, and they both are superb, especially Pillar of Fire.
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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 wa ...more
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