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Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote was an American historian and novelist.  He 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... 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
$11.00/14.00(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
$16.00/19.00(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)

This first volume of Shelby Foote's classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear. Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of... 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)

Focused on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history brings to life the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant’s Vicksburg campaign and covers some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War.
 
Includes maps throughout.
 
"This, then, is narrative history—a... 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)

This final volume of Shelby Foote’s masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic dénouement of the war—the assassination of President Lincoln.
 
Features maps throughout.
 
"An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship... 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
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73618-9 (0-679-73618-2)

Shelby Foote's magnificently orchestrated novel anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy.

Love in a Dry Season describes an erotic and economic triangle, in which two wealthy and fantastically unhappy... Read more






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 is a stunning work of imaginative history, from Shelby Foote, beloved historian of the Civil War.  Shiloh conveys not only the bloody choreography of Union and Confederate troops through the woods near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, but the inner movements of... Read more






Stars in Their Courses
Written by Shelby Foote
Modern Library | Hardcover | June 1994
$24.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60112-8 (0-679-60112-0)

Historian/novelist Foote's masterly work has been culled from his critically acclaimed three-volume narrative of the Civil War. Read more






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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