No one paints Lincoln better than Shelby Foote. Here is an excerpt from The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I (p.35). Lincoln is leaving Springfield for the White House: 294 more words
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Long before Shelby Foote became a television hit in Ken Burns’ Civil War PBS documentary, he was hard at work writing novels by hand with an ink pen. 648 more words
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A new photography book, The Last Stop: Vanishing Rest Stops of the American Roadside ($45, powerHouse Books), captures the functionality and design of aging U.S. highway rest areas, with a heavy dose of nostalgia.
Shelby Foote’s The Civil War: A Narrative is my choice for the letter C book that has had an enduring influence on me.
This is a comprehensive history of the American Civil War in three volumes—each volume is at least 900 pages in length. 346 more words