It is a great joy to witness (in 'Tournament' the flowering of Shelby Foote. The novel is rife with glimpses of the writer he has since become. --Southern Living Magazine
About the Author
Shelby Foote is now recognized as one of the icons of American literature, thanks in part to the role he played in Ken Burns' 'Civil War' series on PBS. Although he began his career as a novelist, he is regarded by critics as a master of historical narrative. His Civil War narratives, published by Random House, are the standard against which all other studies of this sort must be weighed. Prior to his death in 2005, he was working on another novel, 'Seven Gates to the City'. He was a long-time resident of Memphis, Tennessee.