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Shelby Foote

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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$8.95/13.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78320-6 (0-679-78320-2)

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






The Beleaguered City
Written by Shelby Foote
Modern Library | Hardcover | August 1995
$23.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60170-8 (0-679-60170-8)

The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of the great battles of the Civil War--culled from his massive three-volume history--recounting a campaign which Lincoln called "one of the most brilliant in the world." Read more






Chickamauga
Edited by Shelby Foote
Delta | Trade Paperback | October 1993
$15.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-31100-7 (0-385-31100-1)

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... Read more






The Civil War: A Narrative
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1986
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-74623-4 (0-394-74623-6)

"Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters."--Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News

"A stunning book full of color, life, character and a new atmosphere of the Civil War... Read more






The Civil War: A Narrative
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1986
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-74621-0 (0-394-74621-X)

"This, then, is narrative history—a kind of history that goes back to an older literary tradition... The writing is superb...one of the historical and literary achievements of our time." —The Washington Post Book World

"Gettysburg...is described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders... Read more






The Civil War: A Narrative
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1986
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-74622-7 (0-394-74622-8)

"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... Read more






The Civil War
Written by Shelby Foote
Random House | Hardcover | November 1958
$55.00/85.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-41948-0 (0-394-41948-0)

"This, then, is narrative history—a kind of history that goes back to an older literary tradition... The writing is superb...one of the historical and literary achievements of our time." —The Washington Post Book World

"Gettysburg...is described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders... Read more






The Civil War
Written by Shelby Foote
Random House | Hardcover | October 1963
$60.00/73.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-41951-0 (0-394-41951-0)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

The first volume of Shelby Foote's tremendous narrative of the Civil War was greeted enthusiastically by critics and readers alike (see back of jacket for comments). In this dramatic second volume the scope and power, the... Read more






The Civil War
Written by Shelby Foote
Random House | Hardcover | November 1974
$60.00/73.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-46512-8 (0-394-46512-1)

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Twenty years ago, in 1954, novelist Shelby Foote began this monumental work with these words: "It was a Monday in Washington, January 21; Jefferson Davis rose from his seat in the Senate..."

In the third -- and... Read more






Follow Me Down
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1993
$14.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73617-2 (0-679-73617-4)

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






Jordan County
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1992
$14.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73616-5 (0-679-73616-6)

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






Love in a Dry Season
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 1992
$13.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73618-9 (0-679-73618-2)

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September, September
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73543-4 (0-679-73543-7)

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






Shiloh
Written by Shelby Foote
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73542-7 (0-679-73542-9)

This fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862 fulfills the standard set by his monumental history, conveying both the bloody choreography of two armies and the movements of the combatants' hearts and minds. Read more






Stars in Their Courses
Written by Shelby Foote
Modern Library | Hardcover | June 1994
$22.00/26.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60112-8 (0-679-60112-0)

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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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$17.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6699-2 (0-8129-6699-6)

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... Read more





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