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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 War. These three books, however, are his legacy. His southern sympathies are apparent: the first volume opens by introducing Confederate President Jefferson Davis, rather than Abraham Lincoln. But they hardly get in the way of the great story Foote tells. This hefty three volume set should be on the bookshelf of any Civil War buff. --John Miller
“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
“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
“This is historical writing at its best. . . . It can hardly be surpassed.”—Library Journal
“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 Review
“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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The care and detail, as well as the sheer richness of this trilogy is beyond compare. Perfectly written, a deep introspection of the time and characters who fought this bloody and... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Al
Hi, Great books but if I had seen the binding I would have looked for a different edition. Scaled down binding and printed in China, each book is about 2/3 the size of the original... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Uncle Mike
I saw the tv series robert burns american civil war on pbs.eas compelled to buy this massive 3 volume set by shelby foot.as his commentary on tv series was very moving. Read morePublished 1 month ago by malcolm stanley titley
Read library copies first. It is so well written as a narrative that the story reads like a good book! So I just had to get my own copies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David W. McIlvaine
Beautifully packaged box set! Wow! I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this set. I started reading volume 1 from a hardcover I received from the library. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter Forbes Lancaster