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Foote on Lee

In an interview that appeared in the Summer 1999 issue of The Paris Review, Shelby Foote offered a few thoughts about the battle of Gettysburg, which he’d famously written about in “The Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign” (part of his mammoth three-volume Civil War narrative). 247 more words


A Quick Writing Lesson with Foote and Faulkner

One of the important lessons I tell my writing students is, “Punctuation serves as a guidepost to tell your readers how to read your writing.” 796 more words

Books & Authors

Working Isn't Lonely

“When you’re working very hard you’re not lonely; you are the whole damn world.”

—Shelby Foote (1915-2005) writer

Shiloh ~ A Capsule Book Review

Shiloh ~ A Capsule Book Review by Allen Kopp

The Battle of Shiloh (also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing) was fought in southwestern Tennessee, on April 6th and 7th, 1862. 305 more words

Foote on Burnside

As Shelby Foote worked on his massive three-volume narrative of The Civil War, he kept his friend, novelist Walker Percy, in the loop on his progress.  151 more words


Gettysburg: Day Three

I have always been fascinated by the American Civil War ever since I read a book on it in fourth grade (mostly a picture book.) In the last several years by readings on this topic have fallen off a cliff and looking at my reading notes it has been more than four years since I last read a book on the topic. 524 more words

American History

Happy 100th Birthday, Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote would have been 100 years old today.

Born in Greenville, Mississippi, on November 17, 1916, he died on June 28, 2005 at the age of 88 from a heart attack following a pulmonary embolism. 1,177 more words