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Hardcover The Civil War: A Narrative Book

ISBN: 0394465121

ISBN13: 9780394465128

The Civil War: A Narrative

(Book #3 in the The Civil War Series)

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This final volume of Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic d nouement of the war--the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A Non american perspective of this Epic

Well, Mr. Footes trip tyk has been applauded for many years and most of it is said. Being a non-american, I can only attest to the fact that Mr. Foote, in this, the final volume, stays clear of being a Civil War nerd, un-intelligable for non-americans. He as well, stays clear of being the sterile academic. His style is clear and displays a very good interest for the individuals. Great story telling without too much embellishing. What he however does best, is to bring home the fact , that, of all conflicts, this was the true watershed of the U.S. The casualties were far higher than any other conflict , it was fought on native soil and the civilians were badly hit. Forget the images of Bunker Hill, Iwo Jima or the landing in Normandie; the house of Mrs. Henry at first Bull Run is a better, and more personal, reminder of the price of war. And the effects are far more enduring than, let's say, Vietnam.

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one of the greatest pieces i have ever read!!

shelby foote has shown that he is the premier writer of this century..though his modesty wouldnt permit him saying that..i think he far surpasses all his mentors..percy,faulkner included!!!!
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