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Foote, Shelby

Works: 412 works in 1,106 publications in 7 languages and 27,046 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Historical fiction  War stories  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PG3456.A15, 891.733
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shelby Foote
The Civil War, a Narrative : Fort Sumter to Kernstown by Shelby Foote( Book )

76 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 4,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foote's comprehensive history of the Civil War includes three compelling volumes: Fort Sumter to Perryville, Fredericksburg to Meridian, and Red River to Appomattox. Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narratives of our century, a unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters. Anyone who wants to relive the Civil War will go through this volume with pleasure. Years from now, Foote's monumental narrative most likely will continue to be read and remembered as a classic of its kind
Shiloh : a novel by Shelby Foote( Book )

57 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six Confederate and Union soldiers relate their experiences and feelings during and after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862
The essential tales of Chekhov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume presents forty-two of Chekhov's later short stories, written between 1888 and 1903, in acclaimed translations by Constance Garnett and chosen by Shelby Foote. Among the most outstanding are "A Dreary Story," a dispassionate tale that reflects Chekhov's doubts about his role as an artist. Thomas Mann deemed it "a truly extraordinary, fascinating story ... unlike anything else in world literature." "The Darling," a delightful work highly admired by Tolstoy, offers comic proof that life has no meaning without love. And in "The lady with the Dog," which Vladimir Nabokov called "one of the greatest stories ever written," a chance affair takes possession of a bored young woman and a cynical roue, changing their lives forever."--Jacket
Stars in their courses : the Gettysburg campaign, June-July 1863 by Shelby Foote( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the Battle of Gettysburg from both the Confederate and Union perspectives
September, September by Shelby Foote( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1957 the South is mesmerized by events in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose governor has called out the National Guard as part of his attempt to halt the integration of Central High School. And in Memphis, two white men and a white woman are planning to capitalize on the confrontation between the races by kidnapping the grandson of a wealthy black entrepreneur and pinning the crime on white supremacists. The problem is that Podjo, Rufus, and Reeny have only an amateur's understanding of what a kidnapping entails--and a total, terrifying incomprehension of their victims. ??In September September a magisterial historian of the Civil War charts its distant repercussions in the streets of the contemporary South--From item description
Love in a dry season by Shelby Foote( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, this novel tells the story of two families--the Barcrofts and the Carrutherses--and the subtle disintegration of the Northern fortune hunter who joins them together
Follow me down by Shelby Foote( Book )

24 editions published between 1950 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mesmerizing novel of faith, passion, and murder by the author of The Civil War: A Narrative. Drawing on themes as old as the Bible, Foote's novel compels us to inhabit lives obsessed with sin and starving for redemption. A work reminiscent of both Faulkner and O'Connor, yet utterly original. From the Trade Paperback edition
Shelby Foote, the Civil War, a narrative by Shelby Foote( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fourth volume of the 40th Anniversity Edition of the epic work, Mr. Foote recounts Second Manassas and the subsequent Confederate invasions of Northern territory, East and West, including the Antietam campaign and Bragg's
The Civil War, a narrative by Shelby Foote( Book )

17 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume two of a three volume narrative history of the battles, characters and situations during the middle portion of the war
The beleaguered city : the Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 by Shelby Foote( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the course of Grant's siege of the port of Vicksburg, Mississippi, discusses the strategies of both sides, and assesses the performance and personal objectives of officers from both the Union and Confederate armies. The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of the great battles of the Civil War--culled from his massive three-volume history-recounting a campaign which Lincoln called one of the most brilliant in the world. Shelby Foote has drawn from his epic account another of the Civil War's most dramatic episodes, the taking of the city of Vicksburg by the Union forces. Ulysses S. Grant fought a long campaign over tricky terrain to get to the heavily fortified city. All the while, he had to fend off his colleague and rival General John McClernand, who decided that his aspirations to Lincoln's White House could best be realized by his possession of Vicksburg. When the city fell on July 4, 1863, after a protracted siege, it was a personal triumph for Grant and contributed largely to his later promotion to command of all the Union armies. Lincoln said that his general's campaign to reach Vicksburg had been one of the most brilliant in the world
Chickamauga, and other Civil War stories by Shelby Foote( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of Civil War stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, and others
Jordan County : a landscape in narrative by Shelby Foote( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories look into the lives of such diverse characters as a Black horn player doomed by tuberculosis and convulsive jealousy, a tormented and ineffectual aristocrat, and a half-wild frontiersman who builds a plantation in Choctaw territory only to watch it burn at the close of the Civil War
Shiloh by Shelby Foote( Recording )

9 editions published between 1952 and 1992 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the days and events from the perspective of five officers and men from a single squad at the battle of Shiloh, between Union forces under Grant and Buell and Confederate forces under A.S. Johnston and Beauregard
The Civil War, a narrative by Shelby Foote( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume one of a three volume narrative history of the battles, characters, and situations during the first years of the war
Tournament by Shelby Foote( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tournament is Shelby Foote's first novel, published originally by Dial Press in 1949. Summa's reprint includes an exclusive preface by the author concerning his literary deveopment and the genesis of Tournament and an introduction by Louis D. Rubin, Jr., the dean of American literature criticism. Tournament is a brilliant novel of the post-Civil War South, replete with Proustian and Faulknerian overtones. Many of the characters that appear in subsequent novels by Shelby Foote come onto the scene for the first time in this work. It is a must acquisition for every fan of Shelby Foote--From item description
The Civil War by NPR( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century and a half later, the Civil War still resonates with all Americans. NPR captures the battlefield action, the human struggle, and the moral dilemmas of the war that pitted brother against brother, and family against family. From battlefield heroics to heart-wrenching letters home and in-depth profiles of complex characters, this outstanding soundscape is moving and enlightening. Includes expert commentary, gripping stories, and unforgettable voices
The Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as a film masterpiece and landmark in historical storytelling, Ken Burns's epic documentary brings to life America's most destructive -- and defining -- conflict. Here is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one."--Back of container
Gone : a heartbreaking story of the Civil War : a photographic plea for preservation : a short story by Shelby Foote( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of the Civil War's 150th commemoration, Nell Dickerson showcases the architectural heritage devastated by the War, mansions as well as cabins, homes deserving reverence and protection. "Pillar of fire" from Jordan County by Shelby Foote is included with photographs by Dickerson
The Civil War : a narrative by Shelby Foote( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume is dominated by the almost continual confrontation of great armies. The starting point for this volume is the Battle of Fredericksburg, fought in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, from December 11 to December 15, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate States Army and the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major general Ambrose E. Burnside. It continues through to the meticulous destruction of Meridian, Mississippi, in February 1864 by General Sherman. This volume is full of the life of the times--the elections of 1863, the resignations of Seward and Chase, the Conscription riots, the mounting opposition (on both side) to the crushing war, and then the inescapable resolution that it must go on
The Civil War : a narrative by Shelby Foote( )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here begins one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. All the great battles are here, of course, from Bull Run through Shiloh, the Seven Days, Second Manassas to Antietam and Perryville in the fall of 1862, but so are the smaller and often equally important engagements on both land and sea: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, Monitor versus Merrimac, and Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign--to mention only a few
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Alternative Names
Foote, Shelby Dade.

Foote, Shelby Dade 1916-2005

Foote, Shelby Dade Jr

Shelby Foote Amerikaans historicus (1916-2005)

Shelby Foote Novelist, historian

Shelby Foote US-amerikanischer Romancier und Historiker

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