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Published by University of Tennessee Press in Knoxville .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Southern States,
  • Southern States.


  • Foote, Shelby -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Foote, Shelby -- Knowledge -- Southern States.,
  • Foote, Shelby -- Knowledge -- History.,
  • Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Literature and history -- Southern States.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Historiography.,
  • Southern States -- Historiography.,
  • Southern States -- In literature.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliogrpahical references (p. 227-231) and index.

StatementJames Panabaker.
LC ClassificationsPS3511.O348 Z79 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 238 p. ;
Number of Pages238
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3290639M
ISBN 101572333189
LC Control Number2004005775

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Shelby Foote and the Art of History: Two Gates to the City (Univ. of Tennessee Press, ) Phillips, Robert L. Shelby Foote: Novelist and Historian (Univ. Press of Mississippi, ). Sugg, Redding S. and Helen White. Shelby Foote (Twayne Publishers, ) Williams, Wirt. "Shelby Foote's" Civil War:" The Novelist as Humanistic Historian."Born: Shelby Dade Foote Jr., Novem .   Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books Born on the 17th of November , in Mississippi, Shelby Foote is one American novelist and historian that has made an unparalleled statement in the art of merging literature and history eloquently. Shelby Foote has 61 books on Goodreads with ratings. Shelby Foote’s most popular book is The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville.   This beautifully written trilogy of books on the American Civil War is not only a piece of first-rate history, but also a marvelous work of literature. Shelby Foote brings a skilled novelist's narrative power to this great epic. Many know Foote for his prominent role as a commentator on Ken Burns's PBS series about the Civil by:

  Mr. Foote is survived by his third wife, the former Gwyn Rainer, whom he married in , and two children, Margaret Shelby and Huger Lee. Shelby Foote .   His three-volume narrative history of the American civil war, published between and , was an achievement on a larger scale, and, catching the wave of public interest that accompanied the. A beautiful edition of a masterful work of "Narrative History". Shelby Foote is a master storyteller and he brings to life the story of the Civil War. This series is not academic history. The books don't interpret the war. The whys and wherefores and meaning of the conflict is left to other s:   Shelby Foote is likely the greasiest authoritative voice for this war and a true historian because he sought to understand the southerner/northerner mentality of the time and did not (like most “historians” do today) Judge then by what we know now. Heaven forbid in years, that we be judged for what they know rather than what we know today.

Looking for books by Shelby Foote? See all books authored by Shelby Foote, including The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville, and The Civil War: A Narrative (Volume 2, Fredericksburg to Meridian), and more on Focused on the pivotal year of , 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. SHELBY FOOTE is one of the finest young U.S. authors. Born in Mississippi in , he studied at the University of North Carolina, served in the Marine Corps during the war. His interest in the Civil War is natural - his grandfather was a cavalry officer at Shiloh.   In Shelby Foote and the Art of History, Panabaker uses these pairings as “two gates to the city,” keys to understanding the works of one of America’s most popular and contentious tellers of history. James Panabaker is an instructor in the Department of Author: James Panabaker.