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Shelby Foote (1916–2005)

Teoksen The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville tekijä

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Author and historian Shelby Foote was born in Greenville, Mississippi on November 17, 1916. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and served with the U.S. Army artillery during World War II. He was dismissed in 1944 for using a government vehicle against regulations. He later enlisted näytä lisää in the U.S. Marine Corps, but did not see active duty. After being discharged from the military, he briefly became a journalist. He has written short stories, plays, and longer works, but is best known for his three-volume narrative history of the Civil War. He was awarded Guggenheim fellowships in 1958, 1959, and 1960, a Ford Foundation grant in 1963, and the Dos Passos Prize for Literature in 1988. In 2003, Foote received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. The Helmerich Award is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. He appeared in Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War. He died at home in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 27, 2005 due to a heart attack. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Civil War: A Narrative (1958) 1,510 kappaletta
Shiloh (1952) — Tekijä — 780 kappaletta
The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library) (1963) — Tekijä; Kertoja, eräät painokset186 kappaletta
Gone: A Photographic Plea For Preservation (2011) — Tekijä — 143 kappaletta
Love in a Dry Season (1978) 127 kappaletta
Follow Me Down: A Novel (1950) 94 kappaletta
The Civil War Trilogy (2011) 90 kappaletta
Jordan County (1954) 81 kappaletta
September, September (1978) 79 kappaletta
The Civil War: A Narrative (1958) 33 kappaletta
Tournament (1949) 11 kappaletta
The Civil War 9 kappaletta
Tourbillon (1978) 5 kappaletta
Gettysburg: Day Three (1998) 3 kappaletta
L'enfant de la fievre 3 kappaletta
Bart le magnifique (2022) 2 kappaletta
Chickamauga 1 kappale
Echoes of Shiloh 1 kappale

Associated Works

Punainen kunniamerkki : katkelma Pohjois-Amerikan sisällissodasta (1894) — Johdanto, eräät painokset11,047 kappaletta
The Civil War: An Illustrated History (1990) — Avustaja — 1,996 kappaletta
The Civil War [1990 TV series] (1990) — Avustaja — 260 kappaletta
The Blue and the Gray (1992) — Esipuhe — 224 kappaletta
Early Short Stories, 1883-1888 (Modern Library) (1999) — Toimittaja — 110 kappaletta
Later Short Stories, 1888-1903 (Modern Library) (1999) — Toimittaja — 107 kappaletta
Longer Stories from the Last Decade (Modern Library) (1993) — Toimittaja — 87 kappaletta
A Treasury of Civil War Stories (1985) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1992 (1992) — Author "Stand up for Bastards!" — 17 kappaletta
Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
New World Writing: Fourth Mentor Selection (1953) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
New World Writing: First Mentor Selection (1952) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta

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Shelfby Foote v. Bruce Catton v. James McPherson, American Civil War (heinäkuu 2017)


audio book (unabridged). Excellent recounting of the Gettysburg Campaign.
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derailer | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
Audio book (unabridged). Very good
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derailer | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 25, 2024 |
Much of what I have to say was in my review for Vol. 2 finished earlier this year. Here is the review:

Wow. Two of the volumes in one year. Can I finish my challenge of 60 books this year? I have no idea. I don't regret reading this volume. The series by Foote goes into my favorites list of books read for my life. I can't begin to tell you how wonderful a series it is. Was I overwhelmed by the length at times? Yes. I will definitely admit this was a major undertaking, but well worth it. Go t0 your local library, check out the book and read it. The library may have the audiobook on Overdrive (ours does). Each volume is around 50 hours long.

Enjoy reading about the five most important years in the history of the United States. This was the culmination of an issue that was at the foundation of the US, and it is still playing out in our modern lives 155 years later.
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wvlibrarydude | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 17, 2024 |
I started this series in 1997. I revisited vol. 1 in 2009. I went about reading this volume for a book club challenge to read a BIG BOOK for February 2020. I started in November... and I just finished. I will admit that I read other books during breaks (usually after each chapter/section). Was I bored? No! It is such a BIG BOOK that is a slow read. No skimming here. This series is simply one of the best set of books I have ever read. Here are a few bullets to explain:
* This is a historical narrative. It reads like a novel in places.
* Foote is a master wordsmith. He brings the details forward to bring the reader into the story for the big picture as well as the individual level.
* The books primarily cover the military actions, but include so much more. Politics, historical setting on both the North and South, psychological struggles of individuals, and so much more are interweaved to tell the story.
* While the major figures of both the North and South are covered, Foote also tells stories of so many people that only play minor footnotes in the history of America. It was these "minor" characters that really drew me in at times. Just one or two pages about an individual soldier could grasp your mind and imagination, forcing you to stop and think about that one individual. This is one reason the book takes so long to read.
* I listened to the Blackstone Audiobook while reading. At times, I listened at 1.20 speed while reading the text. I have never done this consistently with another book (listen and read at the same time). With other books, it is simply too frustrating to slow down like that. With this audio book, the audio and reading bring the story even deeper. I know this isn't for everyone, but it worked for me.

Well, now I am challenged with the decision on how long to wait until vol. 3. Will it be 10-11 years? No. I hope to read vol. 3 this year... but I do have 52 books to go for 2020, so I better read some shorter books and get some room for a 3 month dive later in the year.
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wvlibrarydude | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 14, 2024 |



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