The Civil War: A Narrative ePUB ☆ War: A ePUB

The Civil War: A Narrative ePUB ☆ War: A  ePUB Foote s comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox Collected together in a handsome boxed set, this is the perfect gift for any Civil War buffFort Sumter to Perryville 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 Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War, as thousands of Americans apparently do, will go through this volume with pleasure Years from now, Foote s monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind New York Herald Tribune Book ReviewFredericksburg to Meridian This, then, is narrative history a kind of history that goes back to an older literary tradition The writing is superbone of the historical and literary achievements of our time The Washington Post Book World Gettysburgis described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders that I understand, at last, what happened in that battle Mr Foote has an acute sense of the relative importance of events and a novelist s skill in directing the reader s attention to the men and the episodes that will influence the course of the whole war, without omitting items which are of momentary interest His organization of facts could hardly be bettered AtlanticRed River to Appomattox 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, vivid, understandable account of the savage battling between Grant s and Lee s armies


10 thoughts on “The Civil War: A Narrative

  1. Matt Matt says:

    In time, even death itself might be abolished who knows but it may be given to us after this life to meet again in the old quarters, to play chess and draughts, to get up soon to answer the morning roll call, to fall in at the tap of the drum for drill and dress parade, and again to hastily don our war gear while


  2. John John says:

    May 3, 20113 volumes, 1000 pages each this is going to take a while But I ve just finished Volume 1 Fort Sumpter to Perryville and since at this rate I won t finish the whole thing for another year I thought I d make some initial notes Basically this is glorious I m not a Civil War buff, and I m certainly not interes


  3. Donna Davis Donna Davis says:

    I purchased Foote s trilogy because it was a well known trilogy about the American Civil War All told, it was a waste of time and money.I had read Battle Cry of Freedom, and become muchinterested in this field than when I began teaching it to 8th graders I read one of Sears books, a coupleby McPherson, and some that dea


  4. Monty Monty says:

    Shelby Foote was commissioned to write a concise narrative of the American Civil War in 1958, following his great success with the book, Shiloh The project grew beyond the bounds of the original plan from Random House, and blossomed into one of the greatest works ever written about the war Foote was born in Mississippi, bu


  5. Ryan Holiday Ryan Holiday says:

    Having read and enjoyed Shelby Foote s novel Shiloh which I highly recommend , I was motivated to attempt his magnum opus, the one million plus word trilogy The Civil War The books are surprisingly readable, come in a bright box set and are great for flipping through if you have any background with the Civil War, I suggest re


  6. Morgan Blackledge Morgan Blackledge says:

    OMG It took me like 4 fuckin months to read this colossus, but I finally finished it all 3, 1000 page volumes And yes it totally lives up to the hype It s a wonderful, masterful piece of narrative history A treasure.It s also the most homoerotic thing I ve read in a long time Real talk Every other sentence was like Lee penetrate


  7. Susan Susan says:

    I couldn t find a listing for just Volume 3 Red River to Appomattox which I finished this year Last year I read the first two volumes This is the last volume which covered Grant arriving in Washington to take up duties as commander and looking like a scruffy nonentity who was offered a room in the attic of Willard s Hotel until the


  8. Allen Allen says:

    I have read this set half a dozen times for a while there I re read them every summer Foote was a novelist before he was a historian, and it shows in his style The books give a fairly even handed treatment of the military history of the American civil war, using actual quotes to flesh out the interactions among the characters to a sur


  9. Bill Rogers Bill Rogers says:

    Shelby Foote was the silver haired gentleman with the Robert E Lee beard who had such interesting anecdotes to tell during Ken Burns s documentary series The Civil War How do you think he got that job By writing this trilogy, that s how Umpty ump thousand pages, and he did it on paper With a dip pen no less He said, in an interview I saw


  10. Mowena Glunch Mowena Glunch says:

    This is probably the leading complete history of the Civil War, which for me means there is a great opportunity for someone to write something better.Good things 1 Good turn of phrase 2 Good ability to paint a full personality.Problems 1 Too strong a bias in favor of South.2 Too strong a bias in favor of covering less important western acti


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