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Biographies (4)

1,699 words, approx. 6 pages
American novelist and historian Shelby Foote (born 1916) is best known for his three-volume history of the Civil War. Envisioned as a one-volume work, Foote's effort grew into a monumental project tha... Read more
3,307 words, approx. 12 pages
"I think of myself as a novelist who wrote a three-volume history of the Civil War," writer Shelby Foote told an interviewer for Paris Review. "I don't think it's a novel, but I certainly think it's b... Read more
2,932 words, approx. 10 pages
Shelby Foote, novelist, short story writer, and historian, was born 17 November 1916 in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville, the son of Shelby Dade and Lillian Rosenstock Foote. His father was a ... Read more
1,427 words, approx. 5 pages
Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative occupies an unusual place in twentieth-century American historical literature. George Garrett, poet and novelist, has referred to it as "the largest and most ... Read more