Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Civil War authority Shelby Foote dead
AP via CNN.com ^ | 28 June 2005 | Unattributed

Posted on 06/28/2005 10:45:07 AM PDT by Moose4

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-166 last
To: Corin Stormhands; SuziQ

FYI - a true gentleman.


151 posted on 06/28/2005 7:57:36 PM PDT by osagebowman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah

He was a great person. Loved to hear his soothing voice tell those stories like he was there.


152 posted on 06/28/2005 8:02:56 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 150 | View Replies]

To: labard1
And yes, unlike most professional (academic) historians, he wrote in a way that most of us enjoyed reading his works. He did bring history alive, and that strikes me as the finest quality of a good historian.

Probably why he was not an academic. He and David McCullough brought history to the masses.

Foote was a great author and a great historian.

153 posted on 06/28/2005 8:34:18 PM PDT by nonliberal (Graduate: Curtis E. LeMay School of International Relations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Moose4

IMHO, the best books about the Civil War are:

1. The three-volume series "The Civil War" by Shelby Foote.

2. The three-volume series "Lee's Lieutenants" by Douglas Southhall Freeman.

3. The three-volume series about the Army of The Potomac written by Bruce Catton, that ended with "A Stillness at Appomatox."


154 posted on 06/28/2005 8:41:13 PM PDT by 04-Bravo (If I make it to heaven, give me a rebel yell...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 50 | View Replies]

To: BigCinBigD

I remember being awestruck hearing those words in the series.
How can someone write so eloquently?


155 posted on 06/28/2005 8:45:37 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Moose4

Condolences to the family. Reading his trilogy now (1/3 thru book 2). He was thoroughly enjoyable on the Civil War series on PBS. RIP. A fan.


156 posted on 06/28/2005 8:52:49 PM PDT by buzzsaw6 (Major, USAF/Scoutmaster/American by birth...Southern by the grace of God)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ditto

I just read your link. Thank you. I really enjoyed it.


157 posted on 06/28/2005 8:54:11 PM PDT by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: HereInTheHeartland
That's they they wrote and talked back then. So much has been lost in the name of progress.For more examples also see God's and Generals.
I posted that letter because that's the one thing that stuck in my mind from the series, and thought it a appropriate epitaph for Mr. Foote.
158 posted on 06/28/2005 9:18:09 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 155 | View Replies]

To: pbrown

Good interview of a very interesting and talented man. He accomplished much in his four score and "eight".


159 posted on 06/28/2005 9:26:53 PM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 157 | View Replies]

To: Moose4

There is a wound in the soul of the south tonight... a great man of letters has passed...

Rest in Peace.


160 posted on 06/28/2005 9:31:26 PM PDT by Barney59
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BigCinBigD
My very dear Sarah:

Thank you...I can't read that enough....

161 posted on 06/28/2005 9:39:20 PM PDT by paulat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Ditto
Thank you for posting that very informative link on Mr. Foote.

We have lost one of America's most brilliant historians. May he be a total peace.

162 posted on 06/28/2005 9:51:39 PM PDT by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: stainlessbanner
though i was no great fan of Foote's, i mourn his passing. he had some smart things to say.

free dixie,sw

163 posted on 06/29/2005 7:21:32 AM PDT by stand watie (being a damnyankee is no better than being a racist. it is a LEARNED prejudice against dixie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 140 | View Replies]

To: Jokelahoma
Would you classify him as a "historian"?

Did you read your own post? :-)

164 posted on 06/29/2005 3:20:53 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Moose4

http://www.booktv.org/Feature/index.asp?segID=1679&schedID=374

Book TV Programs
A Weekly Look at Selected Book TV Programs



On Saturday, July 2 at 4:00 pm



Re-air of the 2001 program In Depth: Shelby Foote
Watch

Description: In September 2001, Book TV traveled to Shelby Foote's home in Memphis, Tennessee. This three hour program looks at Mr. Foote's complete body of work. The Civil War historian died Monday, June 27th, at age 88.

Author Bio: Shelby Foote was born in Greenville, Mississippi in 1916. He attended the University of North Carolina from 1935 to 1937 where he frequently contributed to the school literary magazine Carolina. Mr. Foote’s first novel, "Tournament," was published in 1949. It was followed quickly by four other works of fiction: "Follow Me Down (1950)," "Love in a Dry Season (1951)," "Shiloh (1952)", and "Jordan County (1954)". The success of "Shiloh" prompted Random House publisher Bennett Cerf to ask Mr. Foote to write a short history of the Civil War to be published for the hundredth anniversary of the conflict. He eventually worked on this three-volume history of the war for twenty years, finally completing it in 1974.The trilogy includes "Fort Sumter to Perryville," published in 1958, "Fredericksburg to Meridian" published in 1963, and finally "Red River to Appomattox," published in 1974. In 1977 Shelby Foote published "September, September," a novel about events in the south in 1957. In the early 1990s, Shelby Foote participated in Ken Burns’ PBS documentary of the Civil War. In 1998, Jay Tolson edited and published "The Correspondence of Shelby Foote & Walker Percy," documenting Foote's sixty year friendship with southern novelist Walker Percy through the letters they exchanged. Also in 1998, Shelby Foote wrote a 10,000 word introduction to a new Modern Library edition of Stephen Crane's "Red Badge of Courage", the 19th century classic Civil War novel. Mr. Foote has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and a lecturer at the University of Virginia and Memphis State. At the time of his death June 27th, Shelby Foote lived in Memphis, Tennessee with his wife Gwen Rapier.

Publisher: Random House 299 Park Avenue New York, NY 10171


165 posted on 07/02/2005 1:17:56 PM PDT by leadpenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Moose4.

Note: this topic is from June 28, 2005.

Blast from the Past.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


166 posted on 04/15/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-166 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson