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Lincoln Says Goodbye to Springfield

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

Literature And History

Writer Shelby Foote: Cornbread, Gumbo & the Civil War

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

Literary Gumbo

"Rest and be thankful"*...

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.

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I ran into Ku Klux Klan and the threat of hurricanes, and those two things made me decide not to build on the Alabama coast, so we came back to Memphis. 6 more words

Shelby Foote

Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home. 7 more words

Shelby Foote

T5W: Books You're Intimidated By

Top Five Wednesday is a tag originating on youtube (booktube), created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey.  It is open to participants across all forms of book blogging.  557 more words


The Civil War: A Narrative

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

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