Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Shelby Foote RIP

Noted Southern writer and even more noted Civil War Historian, Shelby Foote has died.

Many of you remember him as the backbone of Ken Burns "The Civil War" documentary. I read Foote's civil war trilogy and liked it very much, an excellent companion to James McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom" in that Foote writes from a southern perspective, but not as an apologists.

On the other hand, I could be wrong about that last sentence.

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