Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign June-July 1863 (Modern Library Series)

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Shelby Foote's monumental three-part chronicle of the Civil War 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."

Drawn from Foote's acclaimed and massive The Civil War: A Narrative - the central chapter of the central volume, and therefore the capstone of the arch - this new addition to the Modern Library offers a matchless account of the ...

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Overview

Shelby Foote's monumental three-part chronicle of the Civil War 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."

Drawn from Foote's acclaimed and massive The Civil War: A Narrative - the central chapter of the central volume, and therefore the capstone of the arch - this new addition to the Modern Library offers a matchless account of the epic Gettysburg Campaign. Complete with detailed maps, Stars in Their Courses brilliantly re-creates 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.

"Gettysburg... is described with such meticulous attention to action, terrain, time, and the characters of the various commanders that, at last, what happened in the battle [can be understood]," said The Atlantic.

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Louis D. Rubin
This study is a model of historical presentation of the American Civil War, worthy to stand alongside the great works of narrative history. It seems to me unlikely that it will ever be superseded.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679601128
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Series: Modern Library Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1994
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 202,034
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2002

    History as Drama

    Anyone familiar with Shelby Foote from the Ken Burns' Civil War documentary knows that he has a gift for narrative. I thought that reading about Gettysburg might be too demanding. On the contrary, I usually find that I cannot put this small volumn down. The author has the rare skill of being able to convey the big picture while, at the same time, imparting small details and colorful vignettes. After a while the reader is completely absorbed by the story and the personalities involved in this great battle. This is high drama told by a masterful author. The maps add immeasureably to the reader's enjoyment and understanding. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2000

    Valuable Read For Military Historians!

    A must read for anyone wanting to learn and understand the details of the Gettysburg Campaign and the beginning of the end for the Army of Northern Virginia.

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