#146- Shelby Foote's The Civil War Part 2


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Scott and Karl finish their discussion of Volume One of Shelby Foote's The Civil War: A Narrative.

The duo agrees, if there was anyone to write about the real Civil War, Shelby Foote was the man to do it.

Overflowing with color, life, and character, Foote is able to bring a novelist's narrative power to this great epic. In Karl's words, "this book is filled with perfect sentences."

Both as a historian and a novelist, this trilogy firmly places Foote in the ranks of the masters. Tune in for Part Two of Scott and Karl's conversation, brought to you by onlinegreatbooks.com.

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