The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vintage Civil War Library)


The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vintage Civil War Library) Author Shelby Foote
ISBN-10 0394746236
ISBN-13 9780394746234
Year 1986-11-12
Pages 856
Language English
Publisher Vintage Books
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This first volume of Shelby Foote s classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Daviss farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville as the full horrible scope of Americas great war becomes clear Exhaustively researched and masterfully written Footes epic account of the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel Includes maps throughout Here for a certainty is one of the great historical narrativesa 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 and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else Burke Davis To read this great narrative is to love the nationto love it through the living knowledge of its mortal division Whitman who ultimately knew and loved the bravery and frailty of the soldiers observed that the real Civil War would never be written and perhaps should not be For me Shelby Foote has written it This work was done to last forever James M Cox Southern Review

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