Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Strike the Tents ...
In my own humble opinion, America lost a historian, writer, storyteller and gentleman of the highest order last night.
Civil War historian Shelby Foote dead at 88
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (AP) - Novelist and historian Shelby Foote has died. He's best-known for his three-volume history of the Civil War, and his appearance on the PBS series about that war. Foote worked on the book for 20 years. He used a flowing, narrative style that let readers enjoy it like a historical novel. He once said, "Narrative history is the kind that comes closest to telling the truth." His widow says Foote died last night. The long-time resident of Memphis, Tennessee, was 88 years old.
Posted by Jeff at 2:37 PM