Chickamauga And Other Civil War Stories

ISBN-10: 0385311001

ISBN-13: 9780385311007

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Authors: Shelby Foote
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Description: Shelby Foote's monumental historical trilogy, "The Civil War: A Narrative," is our window into the day-by-day unfolding of our nation's defining event.  Now Foote reveals the deeper human truth behind the battles and speeches through the fiction he has chosen for this vivid, moving collection. These ten stories of the Civil War give us the experience of joining a coachload of whores left on a siding during a battle in Virginia  . . .marching into an old man's house to tell him it's about to be burned down . . .or seeing a childhood friend shot down at Chickamauga. The result is history that lives again in our imagination, as the creative vision of these great writers touches our emotions and makes us witness to the human tragedy of this war, fought so bravely by those in blue and gray.

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 252
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Author and historian Shelby Foote was born in Greenville, Mississippi on November 17, 1916. He was educated at the University of North Carolina and served with the U.S. Army artillery during World War II. He was dismissed in 1944 for using a government vehicle against regulations. He later enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, but did not see active duty. After being discharged from the military, he briefly became a journalist. He has written short stories, plays, and longer works, but is best known for his three-volume narrative history of the Civil War. He was awarded Guggenheim fellowships in 1958, 1959, and 1960, a Ford Foundation grant in 1963, and the Dos Passos Prize for Literature in 1988. In 2003, Foote received the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. The Helmerich Award is presented annually by the Tulsa Library Trust. He appeared in Ken Burns' PBS documentary The Civil War. He died at home in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 27, 2005 due to a heart attack. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery in Memphis.

Introduction
Provisional Inaugural
A Young Soldier's First Battle
The Night of Chancellorsville
Chickamauga
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek
Fish-Hook Gettysburg
The Burning
Pillar of Fire
Homecoming: An Excerpt from Ourselves to Know
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed
Second Inaugural
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