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eBook Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 epub
  • ISBN: 0679601120
  • Author: Shelby Foote
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Modern Library; 1st edition (June 28, 1994)
  • Pages: 290 pages
  • ePUB size: 1694 kb
  • FB2 size 1885 kb
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Shelby Foote, who cut such a courtly figure in Ken Burns's PBS series The Civil War, is an uncommonly graceful writer as well, and this careful study of the 1863 Gettysburg campaign assumes the contours of a classical tragedy.

Shelby Foote, who cut such a courtly figure in Ken Burns's PBS series The Civil War, is an uncommonly graceful writer as well, and this careful study of the 1863 Gettysburg campaign assumes the contours of a classical tragedy. Foote positions readers on the field of battle itself, among swirling smoke and clattering grapeshot, and invites us to feel for ourselves its hellishness: "men on both sides were hollering as they milled about and fired, some cursing, others praying. not a commingling of shouts and yells but rather like a vast mournful roar.

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Shelby Foote's monumental, three volume history of the American Civil War is widely recognized as one of the great .

Shelby Foote's monumental, three volume history of the American Civil War is widely recognized as one of the great works of the twentieth century. However, its great length - roughly three thousand pages - is undoubtedly intimidating to many readers. This extract offers an easy way for a reader new to Shelby Foote to become acquainted with his masterpiece

Новые 1 072,56 RUB. Б/у: 223,45 RUB. Shiloh by Shelby Foote (1991, Paperback).

New York: Random House/ Modern Library, 1994. Octavo, original cloth. Shelby Foote, who cut such a courtly figure in the PBS series The Civil War, is an uncommonly graceful writer as well, and this careful study of the 1863 Gettysburg campaign assumes the contours of a classical tragedy.

The three-day conflict at Gettysburg receives significant coverage

The three-day conflict at Gettysburg receives significant coverage. Red River to Appomattox.

He closes with the Tigers' withdrawal from Gettysburg and their retreat into Virginia

He closes with the Tigers' withdrawal from Gettysburg and their retreat into Virginia.

Return to: Battle of Gettysburg - Gettysburg Map Collection.

A matchless account of the Battle of Gettysburg, drawn from Shelby Foote’s landmark history of the Civil War Shelby Foote’s monumental three-part chronicle, The Civil War: A Narrative, was hailed by Walker Percy as “an unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist.” Here is the central chapter of the central volume, and therefore the capstone of the arch, in a single volume. Complete with detailed maps, Stars in Their Courses brilliantly recreates the three-day conflict: It is a masterly treatment of a key great battle and the events that preceded it—not as legend has it but as it really was, before it became distorted by controversy and overblown by remembered glory.
Comments: (7)
Mariwyn
Gettysburg with a focus on the movements and battle experiences of the Army of Northern Virginia. For instance, Chamberlain's desperate bayonet charge made by the 20th Maine at Little Round Top, popularized by many writers, is here simply referred to in passing while focusing on the experience of the Alabamians who were attacking up the slope. Excellently written with a graceful narrative and smooth progression through this well known battle. I particularly liked Foote's detailing of Confederate casualties, painting a vivid picture of the toll in officers and men that resulted from this battle. Very accessible reading for non-CW buffs and the general public.
Bedy
The only thing better than the book is listening to Mr. Foote read it himself. I've got the tapes but would buy in yet another format if it were available on CD.
GYBYXOH
This book is like reading a movie. Shelby Foote puts you in the battle with the perspective of the men who fought. I've read many books about Gettysburg and they usually get bogged down in details that are hard to keep up with. Foote keeps the battle and the people in context that is understandable and also a human understanding of what it was like to be in such a large and horrific fight. This is the perfect book to read before you read any others, you come away with a wonderful understanding of the battle as a whole and then are able to see how and why the generals and the common soldier made the decisions they made and what they saw from the where they were on the ground. Read this before you go to Gettysburg or read any other Gettysburg books. Marvelous book!

Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
Sat
First I'll just state that the only reason I'd not rated this book a 5 star read is because I've read several books on Gettysburg, and the Civil War, so there wasn't much new information here (Foote's three volume treatment of the war was phenomenal and I highly recommend it if you've not read that!). That said, I'm a huge fan of Shelby Foote's work. His way of story telling is such that it makes you feel as though you're sitting in his living room, and can almost hear his voice as you read. He also brings things down to a more personal level with each of the players in the story and humanizes them, rather than simply delivering a recitation of the battle strategy and outcomes. Overall, this was a quick and easy read, and very enjoyable. Wish Mr. Foote was still with us so we could look to more from him!
Vivados
I am a woman who is not obsessed with the detail of every battle of the Civil War (or any other war). In fact, I'm also a Quaker with an aversion to the whole glorification of fighting.

But I do love history, and this book is so beautifully written, and does a such magnificent job of both explaining the battle itself and providing human context for the pivotal decisions that were made that I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in learning about the most important three days in American history without getting bogged down in swamps of meaningless detail. I make a point of reading it every year or two on July 1, and it gets better every time through.
Pedar
There are two schools regarding Mr. Foote and his view of the Civil War. Those for and those not so much. I personally enjoy his take on things. In my study of the war I am most focused on the Gettysburg battle. This book starts with an over-view of how they got to Gettysburg and then an insightful look at the three days of the battle. I found the first part of the book a bit hard to get into but enjoyed it greatly when he got to Gettysburg. I am a fan.
Unereel
He wrote so wonderfully it difficult to write about him. The book is wonderful. You pour a glass of wine, or coffee and join with him in a conversation. If you’re smart you’ll sit, sip your elixir and keep your trap shut. Just listen my friend to expertly crafted sentences about a time we can only wonder about. I’d read nursery rhymes written by Mr. Foote. I have his HUGE books he wrote with an old fashioned dip pen. All three of the series, probably every other book too. My goodness. I tried to write one page with a dip pen. A single piece of binder paper nearly put my hand out of commission. The only thing I can say if you want to go on a wonderful ride to that era, go with Shelby. Bon Voy-agge.
So many have written so much about Shelby Foote, this book, and his other works that I feel no need to wax lyrical on his behalf. If you enjoy an excellent read that is neither simplistic, condescending, nor overly intricate yet complete, then you will love this book from cover to cover as i have.
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