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This novel is an account of two days of battle in April 1862. Set during the American Civil War, the book follows the conflict through the eyes of officers and illiterate foot soldiers, heroes and cowards who help to create a dramatic mosaic of this critical moment in American history.
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Shelby Foote was an American historian and novelist. He was born on November 7, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, and attended school there until he entered the University of North Carolina. During World War II he served as a captain of field artillery but never saw combat. After World War II he worked briefly for the Associated Press in their New York bureau. In 1953 he moved to Memphis, where he lived for the remainder of his life.Foote was the author of six novels: Tournament, Follow Me Down, Love in a Dry Season, Shiloh, Jordan County, and September, September. He is best remembered for his 3-volume history The Civil War: A Narrative, which took twenty years to complete and resulted in his being a featured expert in Ken Burns' acclaimed PBS documentary, "The Civil War." Over the course of his writing career, Foote was also awarded three Guggenheim fellowships. Shelby Foote died in 2005 at the age of 88. From the Inside Flap:
This fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862 fulfills the standard set by his monumental history, conveying both the bloody choreography of two armies and the movements of the combatants' hearts and minds.
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Book Description Canongate, 1998. brossura. Condition: nuovo. New mint copies., Ill. bn: --, Ill. colori: --, Peso: 225 gr. Seller Inventory # 2627-DIS