Jordan County

Jordan County

by Shelby Foote

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ISBN-13: 9780679736165
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 732,373
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Shelby Foote was born on November 7, 1916 in Greenville, Mississippi, and attended school there until he entered the University of North Carolina. During World War II he served as a captain of field artillery but never saw combat. After World War II he worked briefly for the Associated Press in their New York bureau. In 1953 he moved to Memphis, where he lived for the remainder of his life.Foote was the author of six novels: Tournament, Follow Me Down, Love in a Dry Season, Shiloh, Jordan County, and September, September. He is best remembered for his 3-volume history The Civil War: A Narrative, which took twenty years to complete and resulted in his being a featured expert in Ken Burns' acclaimed Civil War documentary. Over the course of his writing career, Foote was also awarded three Guggenheim fellowships.Shelby Foote died in 2005 at the age of 88.

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