The Civil War
V3 Red River to Appomattox
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ISBN10: 0394746228 ISBN13: 9780394746227 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Dec 1 1986 Pages: 1106 Weight: 3.20lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 2.50" Language: English
This final volume of Shelby Foote's masterful narrative history of the Civil War brings to life the military endgame, the surrender at Appomattox, and the tragic d nouement of the war--the assassination of President Lincoln.Features maps throughout.
An unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist. --Walker Percy "To read this chronicle is an awesome and moving experience. History and literature are rarely so thoroughly combined as here; one finishes this volume convinced that no one need undertake this particular enterprise again." --Newsweek "In objectivity, in range, in mastery of detail, in beauty of language and feeling for the people involved, this work surpasses anything else on the subject. . . . Written in the tradition of the great historian-artists--Gibbon, Prescott, Napier, Freeman--it stands alongside the work of the best of them." --The New Republic "The most written-about war in history has, with this completion of Shelby Foote's trilogy, been given the epic treatment it deserves." --Providence Journal