The Civil War, A Narrative

The Civil War, A Narrative

Fort Sumter to Perryville

Book - 1986 | First Vintage Books edition
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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 the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel.

Includes maps throughout.

"Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives...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, 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 nation--to 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
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, ©1986
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
ISBN: 9780394746234
0394746236
9780307290397
0307290395
Branch Call Number: 973.7 FOO 1986
Characteristics: 840 pages : maps (some color) ; 24 cm

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