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

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"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

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The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War — based on the celebrated PBS television series. This nonillustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.

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Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox.

About the Author

Shelby Foote was born on November 7, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, and attended school there until he entered the University of North Carolina. During World War II he served as a captain of field artillery but never saw combat. After World War II he worked briefly for the Associated Press in their New York bureau. In 1953 he moved to Memphis, where he lived for the remainder of his life.

Foote was the author of six novels: Tournament, Follow Me Down, Love in a Dry Season, Shiloh, Jordan County, and September, September. He is best remembered for his 3-volume history The Civil War: A Narrative, which took twenty years to complete and resulted in his being a featured expert in Ken Burns' acclaimed Civil War documentary. Over the course of his writing career, Foote was also awarded three Guggenheim fellowships.

Shelby Foote died in 2005 at the age of 88.

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Ande, July 27, 2012 (view all comments by Ande)
I bought a copy of this book (Vol 3) in a small charity shop on a little Island off the coast of SE Queensland, Australia (I live there too). Not knowning much about the American civil war I started read it and was unable to put it down, except to eat. Shelby Foote had me so engrossed - the amount of detail had me right in the middle of action where I then went to the rear where it was much safer. But it wasn't just battles, it told of the civilian populations, the conditionds, the soldiers, the generals, and of course the casualities. The author has a tremendious amount of information arranged, so as to enable an easy progression for the reader, on his or her journey. At the time I was unaware I had only Vol 3. so here I am shopping for the other two Volumes which I now know I will throughly enjoy.

I know this is not a true review of the book, but it was the way I needed to say it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394746227
Author:
Foote, Shelby
Author:
Dostoyevsky
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Paper.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Civil War Library
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
19861131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAPS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
1120
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.27 x 6.32 in 9 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War — based on the celebrated PBS television series. This nonillustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.
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"Synopsis" by , Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox.
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