The Civil War: a Narrative: 3 Vol Set

The Civil War: a Narrative: 3 Vol Set


By (author) Shelby Foote

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 3 pages
  • Dimensions: 183mm x 262mm x 173mm | 4,876g
  • Publication date: 1 March 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0394495179
  • ISBN 13: 9780394495170
  • Sales rank: 531,453

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"I have never read a better, more vivid, more understandable account of the savage battling between Grant's and Lee's armies.... Foote stays with the human strife and suffering, and unlike most Southern commentators, he does not take sides. In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject.... It stands alongside the work of the best of them."-- "New Republic"

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Shelby Foote begins a tremendous, sweeping narrative of the most fascinating conflict in our history---a war which lasted four long, bitter years, an experience more profound and meaningful than any other the American people have ever lived through. And perhaps never before have these conflicts been so clearly, so dramatically---and so excitingly---presented. The word 'narrative' is the key, not only to this extraordinary book's incandescence, but also to its truth. Three volume set.

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"Fredericksburg to Meridian" is full of the life of the times--the elections of 1863, the resignations of Seward and Chase, and the inescapable resolution that the war must go on. Told entirely through the lives and actions of the people in