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The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox

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Publisher Comments:

"An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist." —Walker Percy

"I have never read a better, more vivid, more understandable account of the savage battling between Grant's and Lee's armies.... Foote stays with the human strife and suffering, and unlike most Southern commentators, he does not take sides. In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject.... It stands alongside the work of the best of them." —New Republic

"Foote is a novelist who temporarily abandoned fiction to apply the novelist's shaping hand to history: his model is not Thucydides but The Iliad, and his story, innocent of notes and formal bibliography, has a literary design. Not by accident...but for cathartic effect is so much space given to the war's unwinding, it's final shudders and convulsions.... To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience. History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here; one finishes this volume convinced that no one need undertake this particular enterprise again." —Newsweek

"The most written-about war in history has, with this completion of Shelby Foote's trilogy, been given the epic treatment it deserves." —Providence Journal

Synopsis:

Foote brings to a close the story of four years of turmoil and strife that altered American life forever. The final volume opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia, and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia in 1864. The narrative describes the events and battles from Sherman's...

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Table of Contents

Another grand design — Forty days — Red clay minuet — War is cruelty — You cannot refine it — Tightening noose — Victory, and defeat — Lucifer in starlight.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307744692
Subtitle:
Red River to Appomattox
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Foote, Shelby
Subject:
History : United States - Civil War
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Military - Civil War
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
A Narrative: Volume
Publication Date:
19861112
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1120

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