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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

A To Z Blogging Challenge

I took five years on the first volume, five years on the second volume, and ten years on the third volume. – Shelby Foote http://dlvr.it/Knls0r


Happy birthday, Abe!

At one time we celebrated the birthdays of the two greatest presidents in the history of the US, Washington and Lincoln.  In a bow to the elusive nature of inclusiveness, and an additional Monday shopping holiday, we have now watered that down to “President’s Holiday” and celebrate all our presidents, although I can think of a few who would be better off forgotten. 481 more words