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Shelby Foote

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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... Read More

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The Red Badge of Courage & "The Veteran"

Written by Stephen Crane
Introduction by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $8.95

One of the greatest works of American literature, The Red Badge of Courage gazes fearlessly into the bright hell of war through the eyes of one young soldier, the reluctant Henry Fleming. Written by Stephen Crane at the age of twenty-one, the novel imagines the Civil War's terror and loss with... Read more >

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The Beleaguered City
The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 8, 1995
Price: $23.00

Foote has drawn from his epic account another of the Civil War's most dramatic episodes, the taking of the city of Vicksburg by the Union forces. Ulysses S. Grant fought a long campaign over tricky terrain to get to the heavily fortified city. All the while, he had to fend off... Read more >

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Chickamauga
And Other Civil War Stories
Edited by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 252 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: October 1, 1993
Price: $15.00

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Chickamauga
And Other Civil War Stories
Edited by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: February 16, 2011
Price: $11.99

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The Civil War: A Narrative
Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 1000 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $14.99

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The Civil War: A Narrative
Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 1120 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $14.99

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The Civil War: A Narrative
Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 856 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $14.99

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The Civil War: A Narrative
Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 856 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1986
Price: $26.00

FORT SUMTER TO PERRYVILLE

"Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War, as thousands of Americans apparently do, will go through this volume with pleasure... Years from now, Foote's monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind."--New York Herald Tribune Book Review

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The Civil War: A Narrative
Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 1000 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1986
Price: $26.00

FREDERICKSBURG TO MERIDIAN

"Gettysburg...is described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders that I understand, at last, what happened in that battle... Mr. Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist's skill in directing the reader's attention to... Read more >
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The Civil War: A Narrative
Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 1120 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1986
Price: $26.00

RED RIVER TO APPOMATTOX

"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... Read more >
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The Civil War
A Narrative
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Hardcover, 848 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 12, 1958
Price: $55.00

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The Civil War
A Narrative
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Hardcover, 1000 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 12, 1963
Price: $60.00

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The Civil War
A Narrative
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Hardcover, 1120 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 12, 1974
Price: $60.00

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Follow Me Down
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1993
Price: $14.00

A mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote’s novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. A work reminiscent of both Faulkner and O’Connor, yet utterly original. Read more >
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Follow Me Down
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Jordan County
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $14.00

Before Shelby Foote under took his epic history of the Civil War, he wrote this fictional chronicle — "a landscape in narrative" — of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations. The seven stories in Jordan County move backward... Read more >
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Jordan County
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $9.99

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Love in a Dry Season

Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $13.95

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Love in a Dry Season

Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 6, 2011
Price: $9.99

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September, September

Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 1991
Price: $15.00

In September 1957 the South is mesmerized by events in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose governor has called out the National Guard as part of his attempt to halt the integration of Central High School. And in Memphis, two white men and a white woman are planning to capitalize on the confrontation... Read more >

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Shiloh
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 1991
Price: $15.95

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Shiloh
A Novel
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Stars in Their Courses
The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1963
Written by Shelby Foote


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $23.00

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The Annals & The Histories

Written by Tacitus
Edited by Moses Hadas
Translated by Alfred Church and William Brodribb
Introduction by Shelby Foote


Format: eBook, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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The Annals & The Histories

Written by Tacitus
Edited by Moses Hadas
Translated by Alfred Church and William Brodribb
Introduction by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $17.00

Cornelius Tacitus brilliantly chronicles the moral decline and rampant civil unrest in the Roman Empire in a period when the earliest foundations of modern Europe were being laid.

The Annals commence in a.d. 14, at the death of Augustus, recounting the reigns of Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius, and Nero, and conclude in... Read more >
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