A Novel

Book - 1991
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This fictional re-creation of the battle of Shiloh in April 1862 is a stunning work of imaginative history, from Shelby Foote, beloved historian of the Civil War. Shiloh conveys not only the bloody choreography of Union and Confederate troops through the woods near Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, but the inner movements of the combatants' hearts and minds. Through the eyes of officers and illiterate foot soldiers, heroes and cowards, Shiloh creates a dramatic mosaic of a critical moment in the making of America, complete to the haze of gunsmoke and the stunned expression in the eyes of dying men.

Shiloh, which was hailed by The New York Times as "imaginative, powerful, filled with precise visual details...a brilliant book" fulfills the standard set by Shelby Foote's monumental three-part chronical of the Civil War.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991, c1952
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780679735427
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 226 p. : map ; 21 cm


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Aug 14, 2011

This was a good little book. The type was quite large, & it's only 222 pages. Considering Shilo was a deciding battle during the Cival War, I think it's worth the read.


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