Shiloh

A Novel
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: History, Military
4.6 out of 5 stars (91 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This fictional recreation of the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 is a stunning work of imaginative history, from Shelby Foote, beloved historian of the Civil War. Shiloh conveys not only the bloody choreography of Union and Confederate troops through the woods near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, but the inner movements of the combatants' hearts and minds.  

Through the eyes of officers and illiterate foot soldiers, heroes, and cowards, Shiloh creates a dramatic mosaic of a critical moment in the making of America, complete to the haze of gun smoke and the stunned expression in the eyes of dying men.  

Shiloh, which was hailed by The New York Times as “imaginative, powerful, filled with precise visual details...a brilliant book” fulfills the standard set by Shelby Foote's monumental three-part chronicle of the Civil War.

©1952 Shelby Foote (P)2019 Tantor

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Great so detailed

He really did an amazing job with this little book wish it was longer otherwise 5 stars and great voice for the audio

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worth the reading (listening)

Presents the topic in a semi-fictional imaginative way. Hits hard. Engaging, Some of the stories are knitted together in clever ways. Narrator is excellent, I have just one minor criticism and I may be wrong: Some of the dialogue sounds to me more like Foote than real period characters...but I am no expert on Civil War era lingo.

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Foote reveals a more personal side of his Civil War interest

For tells the story of the battle of Shiloh through the eyes of a random collection of individual soldiers - northern and southern. Both sides clearly believed in the right of what they were fight for. Heroics are mainly forgotten except for Forests charge. An enjoyable addition to Foote's cannon.

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Can’t stop listening...

This book was an awesome narrative about the Battle of Shiloh. Shelby Foote is one of my favorites. Never a bad read!