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    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I, Fort Sumter to Perryville

    • By: Shelby Foote, Ken Burns - introduction
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 42 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,174

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Volume I 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 Battles, and Antietam, but so are the smaller ones: Ball's Bluff, Fort Donelson, Pea Ridge, Island Ten, New Orleans, and Monitor versus Merrimac.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Storytelling brilliance

    • By Tad Davis on 07-17-08

    Regular price: $48.95

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2

    • Fredericksburg to Meridian
    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 52 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 448
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 403

    The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 2 continues one of the most remarkable works of history ever fashioned. Focusing on the pivotal year of 1863, the second volume in Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history brings to life some of the most dramatic and important moments in the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg and Grant's Vicksburg Campaign. The word narrative is the key to this book's extraordinary incandescence and truth: The story is told entirely from the point of view of the people involved.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent in breadth and depth.

    • By W.F. Clancy on 09-16-17

    Regular price: $52.47

    • The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3

    • Red River to Appomattox
    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
    • Length: 58 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 377
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 344

    In The Civil War: A Narrative, Vol. 3, Shelby Foote follows the events of the war from 1862 through 1864, discussing the strategies of both the North and the South and assessing the performance of the Union generals. The book opens with the beginning of the two final, major confrontations of the war: Grant against Lee in Virginia and Sherman pressing Johnston in North Georgia. In vivid narrative as seen from both sides, he tells of the climactic struggles, great and small, on and off the field of battle, that finally decided the fate of this nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Most unbiased and straightforward history of the Civil War I have read to date

    • By L. E. Rust on 10-15-17

    Regular price: $52.47

    • Love in a Dry Season

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Shelby Foote's magnificently orchestrated novel anticipates much of the subject matter of his monumental Civil War trilogy, rendering the clash between North and South with a violence all the more shocking for its intimacy.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Follow Me Down

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A stark tale of a crime of passion, Follow Me Down tells the story of Luther Eustis, a respectably religious Mississippi farmer, who runs off to a deserted island with a young girl and brutally kills her after a three-week idyll. Why? And what was there about Eustis that attracted the young girl in the first place? The explanation of Eustis' motives is tangled and far from obvious, and each narrator perceives and reveals only parts and facets of the truth.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good old Southern story

    • By Julie on 08-29-17

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Tournament

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Tournament is the successful first novel by Shelby Foote, a major Southern writer whose masterpiece, The Civil War: A Narrative, has become the modern standard against which all other works of historical narrative must be weighed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Scenes from a life long gone

    • By Neil Chisholm on 04-26-12

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Jordan County

    • By: Shelby Foote
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Before Shelby Foote undertook his epic history of the Civil War, he wrote this fictional chronicle, "a landscape in narrative", of Jordan County, Mississippi, a place where the traumas of slavery, war, and Reconstruction are as tangible as rock formations.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Southern Literature at its finest

    • By Paul C on 07-29-17

    Regular price: $20.97